ECLIPSE REVEAL

The Sun has a net positive charge, as acknowledged by astrophysicists. What you see in this eclipse photo is the solar wind electromagnetic plasma of charged particles driven off the Sun with very high velocity and extending throughout the Solar System. The mass/energy of the solar wind is dominated by positively charged protons.

On the other hand Jupiter is well-known to be the Solar System’s largest and most prodigious emitter of negatively charged electrons.

To a physicist, the Solar System should look like a very highly excited atom with the outer electrons in semi-classical orbits and the inner electrons in tightly bound spherical states surrounding the positively charged nucleus, and giving the core structure a net positive charge.

In fact, physicists whose research is devoted to highly excited atoms have often termed such systems as “planetary atoms”.

Isn’t nature a thing of exquisite beauty? Unity in diversity.