Pluto and Mars and climate change: newscientist.com 'Climate myths: Mars and Pluto are warming too.'
"Observations of the thickness of Pluto's atmosphere in 2002 suggested the dwarf planet was warming even as its orbit took it further from the Sun."
"Images of Mars suggest that between 1999 and 2005, some of the frozen carbon dioxide that covers the south polar region turned to gas (sublimated.)
This may be the result of the whole planet warming..."
Neptune and climate change: bigthink.com 'Question: What can Neptune tell us about climate change?'
"So another piece of the Neptune puzzle was observations that I and other astronomers have put together about its temperature over the last couple of
decades. And we have found that Neptune's atmosphere is steadily warming."
Uranus and climate change: windows2universe.org 'The Composition of Uranus' Interior'
"Ice begins forming in the atmosphere of Uranus, near the methane cloud deck. That may seem funny considering the atmosphere is getting warmer
Saturn and climate change have already been addessed.
Jupiter and climate change: apod.nasa.gov 'Jupiter's Three Red Spots'
"Jupiter's recent outbreak of red spots is likely related to large scale climate change as the gas giant planet is getting warmer near the
Earth and climate change is an ongoing discussion.
Venus has an inversion of dark and light spots and a sharp increase of sulfur-containing gases in it's atmosphere and a double vortex at the south
Our moon is generating an atmosphere of natrium. Triton and Enceladus are experiencing climate change as are other moons.
The reason this information is so readily available is because of the ongoing climate change debate for Earth and who is going to pay for it. In
order to disprove human cause, the rest of the solar system was dragged in to show that, hey, it's all warming but it's all good.
pnas.org 'Chaos and stability of the solar system'
"Over the last two decades, there has come about a recognition that chaotic dynamics is pervasive in the solar system. We now understand that the
orbits of small members of the solar system - asteroids, comets, and interplanetary dust - are chaotic and undergo large changes on geological time
scales. Are the major planets' orbits also chaotic? The answer is not straightforward, and the subtleties have prompted new questions."
globalwarming-arclein.blogspot 'Global Warming & Terra Forming Terra'
"The unexpected result is that these two minor planets do interact with them selves and earth sufficiently to place an upper limit on orbit
predictability of around 60 million years. Assuming of course that something else with a vastly greater effect did not lshow up in the meantime.
Since we appear to pass through the Sirius Cluster every 200 thousand years or so, the level of perturbation is grossly underestimated."
solarsystem.nasa.gov 'Weird Saturn Moon Movements Explained'
"For the first time ever, astronomers found that they could not predict the orbits of objects in the sky." "The chaos is due to the gravitational
interactions between the two satellites." "What is the cause of the chaos? Goldreich and Rappaport are investigating the role of overlapping
msnbc.msn.com 'Large 'Planet X' may lurk beyond Pluto'
"The Kuiper Belt contains many peculiar features that can't be explained by standard solar system models. One is the highly irregular orbits of some
of the belt's members."
astrobio.net 'Perturbed Planets Outside of the Plane'
"Several different gravitational scenarios could be responsible for the surprisingly inclined orbits in Upsilon Andromadae. 'Possibilities include
interactions occurring from the inward migration of planets, the ejection of other planets from the system through planet-planet scattering, or
disruption from the parent star's binary companion star, Upsilon Andromedae B,' McArthur said." "The team's Hubble data also confirmed Upsilon
Andromedae's status as a binary star. The companion star is a red dwarf less massive and much dimmer than the sun. 'We don't have any idea what its
orbit is,' Benedict said. 'It could be very eccentric. Maybe it comes in very close every once in a while. It may take 10,000 years.' Such a close
pass by the primary star could gravitationally perturb the orbits of its planets." "Team member Rory Barnes said that these giant planets with wacky
orbits could affect Earth-like planets in the same system. These smaller planets might fluctuate between being habitable and being inhospitable to
life because of the forces exerted by the neighboring planets with eccentric orbits. These forces could cause the orbit of the smaller planets to
repeatedly elongate and then become circular again in as little as 1,000 years, causjing significant temperature variations."
cosmomagazine.come 'Did our Solar System once have another planet?'
"The fiery demise of a fifth rocky planet in our Solar System might have led to a flurry of asteroid impact that pockmarked the Moon and Earth
billions of years ago." "And he thinks the misbehavior of a long-lost, fifth rocky planet callejd 'Planet V' was the trigger that upset the
gravitational balance of the belt and ejected some of its inhabitants."
quora.com 'Why are most of the planets in the Solar System on nearly circular orbits?'
"Non circular orbits are usually caused by some sort of gravitational perturbation."
sciencedaily.com 'Mystery solved: How the Orbits of Extrasolar Planets Became so Eccentric'
" 'In these newly discovered systems things have not remained stable for billions of years,' said Rasio. 'While they may have formed like the solar
system, after a while things went catastrophic. Our solar system, it appears, is rather peculiar in its long-term stability.' "
It's all unstable and unknown but it's all good.
edit on 5-8-2011 by luxordelphi because: fix quote marks