posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 05:32 AM
Please correct me if I'm wrong about some things.
1.9 MJ = 1.9 times the mass of Jupiter.
The smallest known brown dwarf known to date is like 8 MJ. And even then there is debate on if it should be called a giant planet. It takes 13 MJ
before the fusion process of a star/brown dwarf starts to happen.
At 1.9 MJ, it would only be a giant planet, but a big deal nonetheless.
So I'm skeptical that such a science outlet that would make such a discovery wouldn't know the different between a giant planet and a brown dwarf.
I knew the above simply from checking out that who project lucifer stuff, which I found couldn't possibly be true because jupiter didn't have near
enough mass to be a dwarf/star. But this science deal is unable to tell the difference?
Our sun for perspective is like 1000MJ.
Also, in order for a star to throw comets and asteroids into planets, it only needs to come within 1 light year of us. But that would be a star the
size of the sun. The closest star is in the 4 light year range, and it is estimated such an event has the probability of happening once in the
entire life of the sun. But oh yeah, it will last for like 1 million years.
Our star travels around the galaxy a little slower than the stars around us, so that distance changes over time. But we are talking millions of
I would think a planet the size of 1.9MJ would have to be somewhat close to do what a 1000MJ star would do at 1 light year.
And I'm not sure why Pluto would be getting bombarded. It's a pretty small planet, and is actually a binary planet system. It's really small.
Jupiter makes sense because it's so big, it is known to be something that eats up comets and asteroids and helps keep us safe.
We have been traveling through a giant dust cloud in the galaxy for a few million years. That is not a new development.
Also, it has been known for quite sometime about the "dragon chasing it's tail" galaxy. Ancient times knew it(amazing). But that is a dwarf
The stuff about the dwarf galaxy Sagittarius and the dragon eating it's own tail is extremely interesting.
Please correct me where I'm wrong, I've just been researching into these things a bit etc.