Comparing Traditional Astronomical Theory (NASA) Versus The McCanney Plasma Discharge Comet Model


Origin Of The Solar System

NASA: The solar system formed all at one time 4.5 billion years ago and no new planets or moons have formed since.


McCanney: Only Jupiter and the Sun were in the original solar system, and all the other planets and moons were captured and adapted into the solar system, one by one, at later times. Each new object formed under unique conditions and were large comets (the cosmic vacuum cleaner) until they settled into their final resting orbits. As the new members arrive, they will encounter the currently existing planets and moons in a dynamic game of celestial billiards.



Circular Orbits Of The Planets

NASA: The orbits formed in nice circular patterns at the time of formation, and the planets and moons have not altered from these since.

McCanney: As the comets are drawn into the solar system and are captured and encounter other planets, two effects tend to reduce the comet orbit and bring it into a circular orbit. First, it will encounter other planets and either gain or lose energy. The primary effect that will reduce the orbit of the comet (and new planetary member) is the “tail drag” caused by the pull of the tail as the comet draws in vast amounts of matter relative to its size. The huge comet Hale-Bopp had its orbit reduced from 4200 years to 2650 years in one passage of the Sun. The dirty snowball “jetting concept” could not account for this amazing change in orbit.



NASA: Comets are tiny “dirty snowballs” that were formed at approximately the same time as the rest of the planets. Since standard theory requires a huge solar wind emanating from the Sun to account for the spin rate of the Sun, these comets somehow must have been moved out to a location where we cannot detect them, called the Oort cloud. Occasionally objects pass by the Oort cloud and disturb the comets from their orbits and they come in towards our Sun. These snowballs melt (sublimate) when near the Sun and the solar wind sweeps their tails out away from the Sun.

Comets are getting smaller and go away eventually or leave a small asteroid in its orbit. NASA states that only if one of these tiny nuclei hits Earth directly can it harm Earth.

McCanney: Comets are asteroidal or larger rocky objects, which ignite a complex electrical discharge of the Solar Capacitor when they enter the Sun’s electrical region (that is produced and maintained by an excess current of protons in the solar wind). Comets are drawing in the tail material and therefore are getting larger as they move on their orbits in the solar system. Although most comets are small, some can be large or even of planetary size, and if so, can cause extreme damage to the existing planets and moons as they work their way into their eventual stable orbits. They do not have to directly hit an existing planet to cause damage, in fact extreme levels of damage can be caused by a myriad of effects by “action at a distance”.



The Sun

NASA: The Sun has a nuclear fusion engine in its core (ignited originally at the birth of the solar system by gravitational pressure) that heats it into a hot glowing ball of 6000 degrees and it will burn for billions of years at a steady rate. The Sun is electrically neutral and is not affected by external conditions (especially not comets which are insignificant little snowballs).

McCanney: The Sun’s nuclear fusion is taking place in its upper atmosphere and the nuclear fusion reaction is ignited on an ongoing basis by pinched electrical discharges in its violent stormy atmosphere. The Sun’s temperature actually cools as one measures deeper, eventually hitting a solid planetary-type core. (This is confirmed by x-ray measurement experiments performed by Russian scientists.)


The Sun is dynamic and changes rapidly to external conditions. Especially, comets which are forming an electrical connection with the Sun can rapidly and significantly alter the solar output; large solar flares can occur in response to electrical interactions with comets. Additionally, special conditions such as electrical alignments of the planets can occur which will cause a discharge of the Solar Capacitor, which in turn can cause currents to flow to the Sun, resulting in enhancing solar flaring and energy output.



The Electrical Nature Of The Sun

NASA: The Sun is electrically neutral and so is the entire solar system. Energetic effects are explained to be results of magnetic effects such as “magnetic reconnection”, magnetic pickup ions, magnetic bubbles releasing energy, and magnetic storms of the Sun.


McCanney: The Sun is left with a net negative charge as it continually ejects large composite streamers of primarily protons in the solar wind. This builds up and sustains a “Solar Capacitor” with the positive anode far beyond the orbit of Pluto, where there is a large ionized cloud of dust and gasses. This capacitor is discharged by the asteroids and larger comet nuclei that enter the solar system. This capacitor is what powers and controls the electrical nature of the solar system. Magnetic effects are secondary effects of the electrical plasma currents that flow as a result of this power source.


The Sun produces thousands of times more energy in the form of electrical energy as it does in the form of light energy, but Earth is buffered from this by its large magnetic field. We only notice changes here when the local electric field and current flows are altered either by solar flares or large comets passing nearby. The planets in near circular orbits also constantly discharge the Solar Capacitor, but to a lesser degree than comets which are on elliptical orbits which cut at greater angles through the Solar Capacitor (causing a greater degree of discharge).

With the issue of Planet X weighing so heavily on the minds of many people, combined with the recent passage of Comet NEAT, in an effort to find some definitive answers, on March 12, James McCanney posted the following notice on his website:



Completing The Unfinished Work Of Dr. Harrington

In 1991, Robert S. Harrington, head of the Naval Observatory, Washington DC, wrote an internal Abstract which culminated over a decade of theoretical and observational astronomy with a team of experts. He was in charge of the NASA directed search for a large planet at the edge of our solar system that had been perturbing the orbits of the outer planets. Many previous attempts had been made, all leading to incorrect results. But this time Harrington was certain that he had found the location of the large rogue planet.

What is interesting is:

• NASA for decades had sponsored a search for this object with the highest level staff members available

• it was fully aware that something big was entering our solar system

• as you will see, it seems that anyone associated with the results has been silenced—either by death or by fear. A shroud of secrecy and deception surrounds this entire story.

Part of the discovery of Planet X was based on the fact that the outer large planets Uranus and Neptune were being pulled DOWN in their orbits. No other effect could cause such a change in the orbits of these planets except the existence of a very large previously undiscovered celestial object that had to exist down and in the direction of the unexplainable motions of these outer giant planets.


Harrington knew that it had to be BIG and it had to be down below the plane of the planets (the ecliptic). He also knew that since it had not been there before, that it must be a new body entering the solar system.

Harrington wrote a brief abstract (click image left) telling of his final trip, scheduled to New Zealand in the spring month of May, to perform the blink photographic session with a 20 cm astrograph (approximately 8” aperture high-precision camera).


This seemed like what should be a routine observation, and so sure was Harrington of the location of this object in the sky that he planned only two successive nights for the two required photos. These would be returned to Washington to determine the location and size of the new object.

An 8-inch camera in 1991 to 1993 (the date we believe Harrington made his final expedition; NASA information is scarce) was not very large, so we are not talking about professional-grade equipment. That is, this object was expected to be very large and Harrington knew it would be only visible during the month of May from a very southerly remote location on Earth. He chose New Zealand over the rugged uncharted regions of Patagonia in South America.


Harrington’s internal NASA Abstract [click above-left image]. Only a few short years later another astronomer working in the outback of Australia studying the geology of ancient craters was Eugene Shoemaker, another NASA scientist who had discovered many comets as a hobby. It has been reported that Shoemaker had just made notice of a huge discovery regarding a comet. He met an untimely accident and never released the discovery. The three versions of the “accident” story that came out were different, and none made any sense. The point is that he must have had information relative to the same object that Harrington had discovered.

Shoemaker’s ashes were blasted into space by NASA as a eulogy. (Or was this a warning to others of what would happen to them if they broke silence?)

We know that by this time NASA had much if not all of their infrastructure already under the direction of higher-level government security agencies. It was about this time that NASA shut the door on data coming in regarding the huge comet Hale-Bopp. We know that comet was known about by NASA long before its “official” discovery by Mr. Alan Hale and Mr. Bopp. If the Hopi Indian prophecies are correct, then Hale-Bopp was the precursor of the even larger comet that the ancients called Nibiru (Planet X). It has become clear to me that both Velikovsky’s Venus (the huge comet captured by Jupiter that eventually became the planet Venus) and Hale-Bopp were most likely smaller companions of the larger “planet”.

Whatever the story, one thing is clear: NASA has all of the world’s largest telescopes under lock and key and NO ONE has access except certain inside personnel.

The Vatican has built a world-class astronomical facility to observe these large comets, and they are still looking at something—even though Hale-Bopp has long since passed out of the inner solar system.

There have been a number of Internet sites created by the government to make the entire story of Planet X sound crazy to the general public. Their purpose was to choose a time and place that were known to be false for the “passage” of Planet X, so that when the real story broke, the government disinformation would blast the front pages of the newspapers and evening news with: “Oh, don’t listen to that; it’s just those crazy Planet X people again.”

These ploys have been effective to a degree, but have been exposed for what they are.

Certain talk shows that have recently been taken over by government interests are helping make this story by allowing only certain “guests” to air while avoiding others who have spent a lifetime studying this in a strictly scientific sense. The Internet is full of government agents representing themselves as just “common folk” but using non-names or first names only. Their job is to try to dissuade the common man from listening to the true story of Planet X and to report back to “headquarters” of anyone who is producing an audience with non government-sponsored work.

As a result of this, and much more that is related elsewhere, it has become necessary for someone to complete the unfinished work of Dr. Harrington. Since there are few people on this planet with the background in science to understand what has to be measured and recorded, as well as having an understanding of the history of the situation, I have taken it upon myself to take up the Harrington Expedition—literally 10 years after Dr. Harrington’s sudden and unexplained death, and to make this undercover so that this time the results will be made public.

The purpose of the Expedition is to:

• Examine the locations of the 1991 Harrington report and determine what it was he was looking for (to clear the southern sky or determine the orbits and family of objects that may be inbound and their expected times of arrival). Part of this is to advise the public on immediate or long-term preparations for a possible approach of a large inbound planetary object or family of objects.

• Determine the true size of the nucleus of the comet Hale-Bopp, and determine its new orbital parameters. (Hale-Bopp is the newest planetary member of our solar system.)

• Inform the public of what NASA was keeping secret and convince the public that NASA has had in place for decades a program of not informing the public of disastrous situations.

• Determine the new orbital parameters for the comet C/2002/NEAT V1 (another new planetary member of our solar system) and the true size of its nucleus.

• Perform Sun-calendar surveying on certain archaeological sites now known to be older than the Egyptian pyramids and determine the time line of their creation based on astronomical alignments.

• With a number of pre-selected sites, determine the old celestial (rotational) north pole of Earth prior to the last polar shift that was caused when the comet Venus passed close to Earth and the gravitational waves caused the last pole shift.

• Return safely.

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It probably wouldn’t hurt to keep James McCanney in your prayers as he attempts to solve this intriguing mystery.

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