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Originally posted by Stuffed
Planets captured by other stars wouldn't have to orbit in the same direction, hell they wouldn't even have to orbit in the same plane. but as to the chances of such an occurrence i really have no clue. What i would feel comfortable speculating on however, is that this wouldn't be much of an explanation for the phenomenon in the OP as it would only apply to a couple planets due to the infrequency of something like alien planets being captured by another star.
Nasa's Gravity Probe B has produced remarkable new confirmation of some key predictions by Albert Einstein.
The satellite's observations show the massive body of the Earth is very subtly warping space and time, and even pulling them around with it.
Scientists were able to see these effects by studying the behaviour of four perfectly engineered spinning balls carried inside the probe.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by iforget
The more I speculate on it the more I perceive some sort of ancient planetary collisions or massive gravitational influence a fly by of a passing object.
Originally posted by mamabeth
I have wondered about that asteroid belt,if it could be the remains
of a planet that was destroyed.Could have knocked the other planets
out of their orbits and devastated mars,pushed mercury closer to
In 1802 Heinrich Olbers theorized that the asteroid belt was formed by an ancient planet exploding. This planet having either suffered an internal explosion or a cometary impact many million years ago. The large amount of energy that would have been required to destroy a planet, combined with the belt’s low combined mass tends to destroy that theory. Today it is believed that the planets were formed by a process of accretion and the asteroid belt are just pieces that have never joined a planet.
could leave them up as an example of your own idea and not of the article?