reply to post by stereologist
Oh, well, a bit overestimated, but still a good percentage. Common knowledge is wrong, tho ;d
2.I think so, yes.
4.In the last ~25 years.web.mit.edu...
“Pluto is undergoing global warming. . . . The average surface temperature of the nitrogen ice on Pluto has increased 2 degrees Celsius over the
past 14 years.” [Surprisingly, Pluto is warming despite currently moving further away from the sun.]
6. I'll have to cite wikipedia on this one, but : The duration of the precession cycle, the time it takes for the equinox to precess 360 degrees
relative to the fixed stars, is often given as 25,920 or 26,000 years. In reality the exact duration cannot be given, as the rate of precession is
changing over time. This speed is currently 243.8 microradians (50.3 arcseconds) per year which would give 25,765 years for one cycle to complete.
The precessional speed is slightly increasing each year, and therefore the cycle period is decreasing. Numerical simulations of the solar system over
a period of millions of years give a period of 257 centuries. but no one is certain of the exact precession rate over long periods of time. Near
the turn of the 20th century astronomer Simon Newcomb invented a "constant" to account for the increasing annual precession rate. Over the last 100
years this constant has been found to have underestimated the actual acceleration in the rate
7. Isn't it that the widespread version of precession?
8.Benny Peiser, at Liverpool John Moores University asks: “Global warming on Neptune’s moon Triton as well as Jupiter and Pluto, and now Mars has
some [scientists] scratching their heads over what could possibly be in common with the warming of all these planets … Could there be something in
common with all the planets in our solar system that might cause them all to warm at the same time?”
I really think this idea should be given a shot. Considering it is a plausable explanation of the formation of certain structures ~24,000 years ago,
and could explain how there can be life on a planet with an extremely odd orbit. Given that our solar system is binary, the rotation of the other star
and it's planets would be in a direction opposite to the one our part of the system is moving at. This could cause collisions, and thusly as the
Shumerian saying goes, Earth could've been formed by the collision of a object from the other part of the system with a planet between mars and
jupiter. Causing the planet to be destroyed, leavingg in it's place the asteroid belt, and bouncing from the impact - Earth.
This last part is a far out hypothesis, don't take it as my point of view.