Thunderbolts Project just released a podcast about quasar redshifts, with a proposal associating its redshift with the quasar mass.
The quasar redshift as a Doppler effect is dismissed. In my view that was a mistake.
I have posted in the Electric Universe Theory group about quasars and redshifts numerous times.
Those viewing this February 26 podcast from TBP might be in a quandary, with conflicting explanations of a quasar.
I proposed the quasar hydrogen emission red shift is just like any other emission line, conforming to the Doppler effect. This red shift results from the plasmoid's energy for its jets to achieve the atom's observed velocity.
Its red shift changes over time due to the somewhat incremental loss of energy in the plasmoid for its jets, not the loss of mass. The red shift is from the atom's velocity (its redshift) and is not directly related to the mass of the quasar. In the podcast, its initial basis is the mass of the Sun not of a plasmoid.
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The Sun is not a source of synchrotron radiation and its use is a clear mistake in this proposal.
My quasar explanation (here is a pdf):
I proposed the quasar AGN is a plasmoid like in M87 which is known for its jets.
The podcast has assumptions of a distance between the light source and the spherical surface emitting the radiation. A quasar has an AGN generating its observed synchrotron radiation, not a surface emitting thermal radiation.
The podcast also presents different proposals for redshifts.
At 00:57 of the video, several galaxy spectra are shown which confirm my explanation of their red shift. Only the absorption lines shift but not the galaxy spectrum.
That observation is not made in this podcast though it is crucial.
I have explained the mistakes with redshifts, where absorption lines and emission lines are interpreted wrong, including in a quasar.
My redshift explanation (here is a pdf):
My explanations conform to the Doppler effect. while the others do not.
Perhaps the Doppler Effect can be dismissed but this podcast is not convincing for several reasons.
I suggest the reader consider an alternative to this podcast to compare.