posted on Feb, 17 2003 @ 10:02 AM
Hmmm... Ok.... Thats a very interesting read, I have to admit! Do you happen to have any calculations to back it up??? Would really like to see
There are a few problems with your scenario.
Centrifugal force has *some* affect on the planet, as there is approximately 3% "bulge" at the equator... however 3% is a trifling amount. Also, if
your scenario was correct, all objects at the equator would be thrown off, beyond escape velocity, as the velocity required to stabilize such mass
into a hollow spherical body would be several hundreds of times greater than the planets current rotational velocity. Of course, gravitational studies
have been done, and a person weighing 200 pounds in North America will notice approximatley 1% difference (more weight) at the poles, or 1% less at
the equator. This is of course not even noticeable without sensitive measuring equipment.
Also, your scenario would only work if the rotational axis was absolutely stable and constant... This is not true. The rotational and magnet poles
both "wander" or precess independent of one another. If you ever do any reading about Amundsen Base in Anatarctica, try to find photos of their pole
tagging project... every year, scientists at Admundsen place a pole and flag on the exact rotational and magnetic pole, and have done so for the last
50 years. They have created a large ice field, approximately 6 miles in diameter, with 2 seperate spirals of flags spiraling around in different
As I stated before, due to geophysical and seimic studies, we KNOW for a FACT that the core is solid. The Mohorovic Discontinuity represents a massive
density gradient, equivalent to the difference between water and solid rock. Another such discontinuity exists between the mantel and the outer core
of even greater differential, representing the equivalent of the difference in density between air and solid rock.
Seismologists and geophysicists study seismic activity on a daily basis (there is always a small earthquake somewhere, and seismologists are probably
the only people in the world to look forward to a nuclear weapons test), tracking P and S waves through the mantel and core. This activity is
predicted and follows standard physics, and simply could not happen if the core were not solid.
Also, as stated, if the planet were hollow, regardless of composition or thickness, it could not hold itself together. Also, the assumption that a
central sun of 600 miles diameter was suspended in the center..... hmmmm... how is it suspended, and why doesnt it come in contact with with the
inside of the sphere? The gravitational pull from such a sun (if it were possible) would cause the sphere to collapse upon it. If such a sun were
contained within a hollow sphere that captured 100% of its radiant energy, it would soon turn the containing sphere into magma, as there is no
function to bleed off the excess radiant energy, therefore, all this energy is being absorbed by the containing sphere... Also, 600 miles diameter is
too small to support fusion, therefore it is physically impossible for such a sun to occur naturally. (Even Brown Dwarfs, the absolute minimum for
fusing star is at least a couple thousand miles in diameter).... So, hate to say it, the sun hypothesis just doesnt even get off the ground.
You state that a 1400 mile diameter hole exists at the poles, and that we havent found it.... I really *DONT* believe that we havent been able to find
a hole approximately the size of Alaska anywhere on the planet....
In response to some points of strange phenomena reported at the poles:
1) a dramatically improving climate in the very far north:
Well, where??? Admunsen Base routinely records temperatures around 50 degrees below 0 C year round.... Have never heard of an expedition that didnt
nearly freeze thier butts off...
2) the extreme peculiarity of the famous Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis:
This is very easy to explain.... Charged solar particles are always crossing the planets orbit. We dont notice them at lower lattitudes because they
are repelled by the earths magnetic field while still outside our atmosphere. (The magnetosphere). The magnetic poles for the magnetosphere exist at
the Poles, where the lines of force penetrate our atmosphere and down into the center of the planet. These lines of force draw these charged particles
down into the atmosphere at these areas, where they interact with the upper atmosphere, ionizing it, creating a very cool light show. This has been
proven numerous times, and it is totally predictable based on solar activity.
3) the eccentric behavior of the compass in very high latitudes:
Well, yes.... I didnt realize this was a mystery. At high lattitude, you are nearing one or the other (in the south) magnetic poles... compasses
function because they have a north and south to point to... as you close on a magnetic pole, you essentially "take away" the opposing pole. Your
compass thinks that the north pole is all around it since it cant find the south pole, so it acts wierd. Polar explorers have known of this for
hundreds of years, and most polar navigation is done through sun and star sightings and triangulation, and more recently, with satelite GPS