Fundamental questions motivating the investigation:
Are nuclear reactions on the sun a cause or consequence of the sun shining?
Is the photosphere the outer skin of a superhot core or the visible edge of an electric discharge?
Are there some aspects of observed cometary behavior that are more simply explained including an electric potential within the solar system?
Are the known electric fields and currents around the earth more simply explained by the model of the Earth being immersed within larger electrical potentials within the solar system?