Date: July 24, 2018
By: Shem El-Jamal
This post represents Part II of a two-part series on the disclosure of the asteroid belt. The revelations continue to shock and amaze audience members. However, by all appearances, the show is only just getting started. Enjoy.
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The recent disclosure by the scientific establishment regarding the ancient history of the asteroid belt was by far, one of the most surprising official disclosures to date. According to sources, the true history of the solar system was a highly guarded secret at one point in time. Yet now, it appears to be one of the many nuggets of truth being slowly unveiled by a historically secretive institution.
In the last post, we discussed the recent disclosure of the asteroid belt in our solar system being much more than what mainstream astronomy has been willing to consider until now. These astronomers now claim that there is a possibility that the asteroid belt may have once been a number of planets which were somehow destroyed. The fragments of these planets are now believed to comprise the belt between Mars and Jupiter.
The strange part about this supposedly new discovery was that it comes particularly late in comparison to the numerous disclosures we have received in the past. According to theories predated the recent MSM disclosure, the belt used to be a large rocky planet which had Mars as one of its satellites and resided between Earth and Jupiter. This theory claimed that the planet was somehow destroyed and its components, scattered throughout the solar system.
The theory was described in a scientific proposal titled the Exploded Planet Hypothesis, which has existed for a number of years now. What we might find interesting is the fact that this well-known hypothesis was never mentioned in the previously reviewed article by Business Insider. Upon seeing this, we might ask ourselves, “Why would a supposedly complete and thorough article from a mainstream news source fail to mention the previously existing studies on the exact same subjects they are supposedly interested in covering?
We cannot say for certain. However, we can examine the proposal and make our own assessment. This is the website, Biblioteca Pleyades, with the story.
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Source: Biblioteca Pleyades
By: Dr. Tom Van Flandern
Where It Began – the Titius-Bode Law of Planetary Spacing
In the latter half of the 18th century, when only six major planets were known, interest was attracted to the regularity of the spacing of their orbits from the Sun.
The table shows the Titius-Bode law of planetary spacing, comparing actual and formula values. This in turn drew attention to the large gap between Mars and Jupiter, apparently just large enough for one additional planet.
Today we know of tens of thousands of “minor planets” or asteroids with planet-like orbits at that average mean distance from the Sun.
With the discovery of the second asteroid in 1802, Olbers proposed that many more asteroids would be found because the planet that belonged at that distance must have exploded.
This marked the birth of the exploded planet hypothesis. It seemed the most reasonable explanation until 1814, when Lagrange found that the highly elongated orbits of comets could also be readily explained by such a planetary explosion.
That, unfortunately, challenged the prevailing theory of cometary origins of the times, the Laplacian primeval solar nebula hypothesis. Comets were supposed to be primitive bodies left over from the solar nebula in the outer solar system. This challenge incited Laplace supporters to attack the exploded planet hypothesis (eph).
Lagrange died in the same year, and support for his viewpoint died with him when no one else was willing to step into the line of fire.
Newcomb’s Objection – All Asteroids Can’t Come From One Planet
In the 1860s, Simon Newcomb suggested a test to distinguish the two theories of origin of the asteroids.
If they came from an exploded planet, all of them should reach some common distance from the Sun, the distance at which the explosion occurred, somewhere along each orbit. But if asteroids came from the primeval solar nebula, then roughly circular, non-intersecting orbits ought to occur over a wide range of solar distances between Mars and Jupiter.
Newcomb applied the test and determined that several asteroids had non-intersecting orbits. He therefore concluded that the solar nebula hypothesis was the better model. Newcomb’s basic idea was a good one. But only a few dozen asteroids were known at the time, and Newcomb did not anticipate several confounding factors for this test.
Because Newcomb didn’t realize how many asteroids would eventually be found, he didn’t appreciate the frequency of asteroid collisions, which tend (on average) to circularize orbits.
He also did not appreciate that planetary perturbations, especially by Jupiter, can change the long-term average eccentricity (degree of circularity) of each asteroid’s orbit. Finally, Newcomb did not consider that more than one planet might have exploded, contributing additional asteroids with some different mean distance. In Newcomb’s time, no evidence existed to justify these complications.
When Newcomb’s test is redone today, the result is that an explosion origin is strongly indicated for main belt asteroids. In fact, the totality of evidence indicates two exploded parent bodies,
one in the main asteroid belt at the “missing planet” location, and
one near the present-day orbit of Mars.
This article will review that evidence.
Where Did All the Mass Go?
Although over 10,000 asteroids have well-determined orbits, the combined mass of all other asteroids is not as great as that of the largest asteroid, Ceres.
That makes the total mass of the asteroid belt only about 0.001 of the mass of the Earth. A frequently asked question is, if a major planet exploded, where is the rest of its mass?
Consider what would happen if the Earth exploded today. Surface and crustal rocks would shatter and fragment, but remain rocks. However, rocks from depths greater than about 40 km are under so much pressure at high temperature that, if suddenly released into a vacuum, such rocks would vaporize. As a consequence, over 99% of the Earth’s total mass would vaporize in an explosion, with only its low-pressure crustal and upper mantle layers surviving.
The situation worsens for a larger planet, where the interior pressures and temperatures get higher more quickly with depth. In fact, all planets in our solar system more massive than Earth (starting with Uranus at about 15 Earth masses) are gas giants with no solid surfaces, and would be expected to leave no asteroids if they exploded.
Bodies smaller than Earth, such as our Moon, would leave a substantially higher percentage of their mass in asteroids. But the Moon has only about 0.01 of Earth’s mass to begin with.
In short, asteroid belts with masses of order 0.001 Earth masses are the norm when terrestrial-planet-sized bodies explode. Meteorites provide direct evidence for this scenario of rocks either surviving or being vaporized.
Various chondrite meteorites (by far the most common type) show all stages of partial melting from mild to almost completely vaporized. Indeed, it is the abundant melt droplets, called “chondrules”, that give chondrite meteorites their name.
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