posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 11:50 PM
reply to post by sheepslayer247
Or, what happened to Mars created the asteroid belt.
This sounds like the most reasonable theory to me.
It would be interesting to think mars created or was part of a larger body that created the asteroid belt, how ever if this were true Mars would
probably have more giant volcanoes wouldn't you think? Turning a larger planet into a smaller uniform one would likely be because the ejected
"mars" would be mostly molten, then settle into a semi hardened sphere much like Earth.
Now, I'm a firm believer with out the moon, Earth would be a cold dead Rock. Our moon orbits at just the right distance it's gravity acts on the
Earth, creating her winds, her tides, and even tectonic forces. When you think of the substantial effect the moon has on the other liquid on the
planet, the oceans. It would make sense the moon would have a similar effect on her liquid core.
Now, mars has very insignificant moons in comparison to Earth, so I propose you with this.
What if Mars was a moon? Mars could very well have been a portion of another larger planet, perhaps even that which is theorized to have been the
material that produced the asteroid belt. If mars in it's early stages were a moon of a larger planet with it's own molten/semi molten core, when
that planet were destroyed perhaps mars was blown from her orbit. The sudden extreme tidal forces could have both created this massive volcano as
it's molten material were under extreme gravitational stress. This could also be the material we know as mars' current moons.
Just an extreme outside the box thought as per this threads subject matter.
It could also be, mars once had a moon roughly 1/3rd it's mass, just like Earth does and that moon were destroyed in a similar cataclysmic event
which could have in turn provided an extreme stress forming such a large volcano. Just a thought how ever.