posted on Dec, 26 2013 @ 12:42 PM
reply to post by projectvxn
It's adding to the evidence list for a large, terrestrial type planet existing long ago in our Solar system that was obliterated during what was
probably a planetary collision.
Tiamat is the name people give to a water world theorised to have existed millions of years ago and is now scattered all over our system, but mainly
confined to the orbital position between Mars and Jupiter, now vacant, except for a huge asteroid and debris belt.
This fragment, could well have once been part of this mythical doomed water world, along with other Solar system minor planets (or dwarf planets)
namely Ceres, Pallas, Vesta and Hygiea and others.
If there was a cataclysmic impact millions of years ago, in the vicinity of or actually involving Mars, this might have been what took Mars from a
fertile watery world, to its current barren state. This might be what caused the massive basins and scarring on the Surface.
Depending on exactly how long ago this impact might have been, the debris may have been responsible for great die offs here on Earth too...but it may
also have 'donated' a part of its valuable water here too.
Whatever the truth of all of this though, something caused the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and the smashed remnants of a major, but unlucky
planet is as good an explanation as any.
edit on 26-12-2013 by MysterX because: typo