posted on May, 14 2012 @ 09:23 PM
Originally posted by lightmeup04
reply to post by Phage
My point exactly...its all speculation. There is no concrete proof of how or why anything has formed in our solar system. And as far as any ancient
writings go...who said what they mean and how old? We talk about them because in some way everyone wants to think they know whats being portrayed.
How do we know the majority of supposedly older writings on stone...weren't made 50 years, 10 years ago? The thing is we don't. We are just
supposed to believe what we are told about them. So coming full circle...someone believing a planetary sized object may come into our solar system on
an orbit has just about as much merit as you telling me or any other scientist telling me there is no proof of it ever happening. No one knows that.
Except that we DO know how Orbital Mechanics
work. That's not speculation. That's
We DO know how the orbits of the objects in our solar system works. We are able to show from direct observation that we know how their orbital periods
work, and where they have been, and where they will go.
You can't just throw in another planet without it affect the orbits of all the others. It's called
. And these are not really theories, because we can directly observe them.
If a planet sized object were to periodically enter into our solar system, it would greatly disturb the orbits of the planets around the sun.
Especially if it did this every 3,600 years, 10,000 years, or 55, 000 years. It would make the orbits into a mucking mess.
And that's IF it's massive enough. Something only 4 times Earth's size or smaller, and it would be gobbled up by the gas giants in the outer solar
system quite easily, either captured, shattered, or just flung back out from our system.