reply to post by xxshadowfaxx
I am neither condoning or condemning the "dark planet"/"dark drifter" theory and personally my favorite two bedtime stories are from the national
inquirer. Those being "scientists plan to blow up the moon" (now almost ten years behind schedule), and "Wisconsin farmers start a 23+ pound
grasshopper hunting league" ( I live in wisconsin and even without the actual existence of 23 pound grasshoppers some of the farmers here might still
form a league to hunt them ;-)
"...for every ten thousand idiots a genius, it's a statistical fact..."
So to steal a line from the watchmen '...as you well know bias journalism sells more magazines...', and Halloween wouldn't exist if humans, as part
of their very nature, didn't like a bit of scary excitement and mystery now and again , so as with so many things a dozen idiot cranks being totally
wrong does absolutely nothing for any science other than psychology,
Whereas priori and then observational support can do quite a lot. Mostly we still have a lot to learn. Observation then sometimes painstaking and
embarrassing theorization hunts up true knowledge. The problem is stalwart entrenched academics have a certain vested interest in most cases, and
given that SPACE IS HUGE good theories are critical in not only knowing where to look but how the "exceptions" often times need mountains of
evidence before they are even grudgingly considered.
For example some eccentricities that I posted on the one of the other 'dark planet' threads:
(In regard to orbital oddness that may help in understanding the possibility of a dark object
A seemingly very eccentric orbit could do it. Take a look at the obit relationship of Sirius A and B (Celestia is free if you do not already have it).
Something up to 3 Saturn masses could remain in a very strange orbit for a long time. And we should not confuse 'binary' with star system. The earth
moon system can be considered a binary system, the term is used simply to imply that most celestial objects tend to be found in pairs (or groups of
A couple of oddities to consider: asteroid 2002 AA29
, an object that shares the earths orbit
Epimetheus and Janus
moons that share an orbit
Epimetheus and Janus orbit
Two faced gods indeed, though proving that orbital mechanics are a far cry from looping a bunch of warped hula hoops on a a wobbly pole.
I personally think that given the orbits, rotation, moons, inclination and proper motions of Neptune and Pluto relative to each other and the sun
evidence strongly suggests a large body crossed their orbits (traveling away from the sun ) in the past, is it possible that something even stranger
than a "horseshoe" orbit could exist for a larger body Object ?
Although I personally think that any 'dark body" disruptors in the solar system need not be an actual mass, but instead an alignment of conditions
wherein positions and motions of sun, planets and moons allow a 'balance' point for the resonance structure of the gravity wherein a normally
insignificant (still could be 3 or four earth masses) mass (or really insignificant mass of high angular momentum), could cause perturbations to
critical points of phase...much like LaGrange points, but instead of being located in space they are located at various points in time.
The practical upshot would be that gravity resonance (or wave if you prefer) cancellation or multiplication couid at times create phantom ("dark")
"mass" that could tip or otherwise effect orbital mechanics with very small motivators.