A Birkeland Current
is a field aligned electric current in a space plasma. The currents were originally predicted in 1903 by Norwegian explorer and physicist Kristian Birkeland
, who undertook expeditions into the Arctic Circle to study the Aurora Borealis. These plasma currents affect planetary bodies as they flow through space and can cause brilliant light shows in the atmosphere.
The Electric Universe Theory
supposes that Birkeland Currents also act on a much larger scale and play an important role in the entire cosmos. Not only do Birkeland Currents flow between stars and planets; but they also flow between the stars and galaxies. Birkeland Currents are basically the magnetically bound wires which carry electricity throughout the cosmos.