A century of intense observations clearly show that rays of star light are not lensed at all in the vacuum space just slightly above the thin plasma rim of the sun. The fact that this vacuum space and the solar plasma rim are exposed to virtually the same gravitational field, a direct violation of the light bending rule of General Relativity is thereby evident. These findings are in consistency with Gauss' law of gravity, a fundamental principle of Mathematical Physics.
GREENBELT, MD, December 13, 2010 -- Significant findings show that one of the most misunderstood of all observed astrophysical phenomena is that of gravitational lensing. For decades now some very important fundamental principles of Mathematical Physics have been seriously misapplied to the concepts of gravitational lensing or just simply ignored. One such principle is the Mathematical Physics of Gauss' law of gravity, the analogy of the Gauss' law of charges. From astrophysical observations it is apparent that the current understanding of the effects that gravitation should have on light is fundamentally flawed. Astrophysical observations pertaining to the gravitational lensing at the sun are consistent with effects due to an indirect interaction involving an interfering media or plasma, not a direct interaction taking place in the empty vacuum space just slightly above the plasma rim. Current technical means cannot permit a distinction to be made between an indirect interaction and a direct interaction between gravitation and electromagnetism. The findings show that the thin plasma atmosphere of the sun represents an indirect interaction between the gravitational field of the sun and the rays of light from the stars. It is apparent that a direct interaction between light and gravitation is still yet to be observed. Historically, nearly a century of observations for gravitational light bending effects at the sun have always been noted to occur predominantly near the thin plasma rim of the sun, not in the vacuum space only a fraction of a solar radius above the plasma rim. It is important to note that any light bending effect as predicted by General Relativity should be an easily detectable effect at analytical Gaussian spherical surfaces of various radii of 2R, 3R, 4R and 5R respectively, where R is the radius of the sun. For 2R, 3R, 4R, 5R, etc., an effect of at least one half, one third, one forth, one fifth, etc., respectively, of the observed light bending effect of 1.75 arcsec noted at the solar plasma rim due to indirect effects of gravity on rays of light.
Since the light bending rule of General Relativity is essentially a 1/R effect, modern technical means in Astrophysics should permit us to easily detect a light bending effect of at least
1/2 of 1.75 arcsec for a light ray tangent to an analytical Gaussian sphere of radius 2R,
1/3 of 1.75 arcsec for a light ray tangent to an analytical Gaussian sphere of radius 3R, . . ,
1/n of 1.75 arcsec for a light ray tangent to an analytical Gaussian sphere of radius nR.
The observational evidence in the empty vacuum space just above the solar plasma rim, where there is no plasma, is clearly inconsistent with the light bending rule of General Relativity. Given the observational evidence and the fact that this vacuum space and the solar plasma rim are exposed to virtually the same field, a direct violation of the light bending rule of General Relativity is hereby presented. The findings are in consistency with Gauss' law of gravity, a fundamental principle of Mathematics. For details on these findings peruse: http://www.extinctionshift.com/SignificantFindings.htm
Dr. Edward Henry Dowdye, Jr.
Founder Pure Classical Physics Research