posted on Jul, 14 2005 @ 12:44 PM
In that Yahoo article, you will find that observation of close-in hot Jupiters can not be explained without a lot of fudge factoring using the
planetary accretion model 'accepted by the scientific community'.
That is the problem with dogma.
Unless backed up by exhaustive observation, it is worth no more than a papal bull.
There are many other equally valid theories of planetary formation.
One is that planets (and some stars) are formed as droplets in hypernova explosions- droplets that are formed complete, then expelled by the blast,
all in a matter of minutes- finally coming to rest in stable orbits around another star.
This points out that planets can exist in triple systems- and Centauri.
Thanks for the post