Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Is Another Gas Giant Lurking in the Outer Solar System?

By: Cassius Methyl

According to a new study, a 5th “Gas Giant” may have once orbited our sun. Astronomers already theorize that undiscovered large planets exist in the outer reaches of our solar system. Could this 5th gas giant be one of them? 

The theory is derived from an anomaly in the Kuiper Belt region of icy objects, where Pluto is located. The Kuiper belt is home to other newly discovered dwarf planets such as Orcus, Ixion, Quaoar, Varuna, Haumea, Eris and Makemake. 

dwarf-orbits-side

This is a model of the dwarf planets’ orbits within the Kuiper Belt. The anomaly in this region is a dense node of objects, asteroids, and celestial bodies locked together in the Kuiper Belt. It is referred to as the “Kuiper Belt Kernel.” 

It is an anomaly because there is nothing quite like it in the known solar system. This is an image of the kernel: 
kernel

“The Kuiper Belt is a perfect clue to understanding how the solar system evolved since its formation,” said author of the study, Dr. David Nesvorny, an astronomer at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. 

Nesvorny created computer simulations of the early solar system, which suggest the cluster was once a satellite of Neptune and locked into an orbit around it. Something drastic must have happened to break the Kuiper Belt Kernel from Neptune’s orbit. Nesvorny believes a planet “bumped Neptune” and broke the cluster away from the planet. 

It is theorized that this large 5th gas giant no longer exists within our solar system. This alleged catastrophic collision with Neptune is thought to have thrown the planet out of the solar system. Despite the theoretical nature of understanding our solar system’s past, perhaps this can provide an explanation: earlier this year it was reported that a large planet may be lurking in our solar system — so far from the sun that we haven’t seen it yet. 

There is an unexplainable gravitational pull on Kuiper Belt objects at a certain point in our solar system. There is no way to explain this mysterious pull, outside of theories of a large planet. Planets like Sedna and 2012VP113 are in a new class of dwarf planets with highly elliptical orbits, reaching distances of 30x the distance of Pluto from the Sun. 

According to Space.com, “The newfound celestial body, called 2012 VP113, joins the dwarf planet Sedna as a confirmed resident of a far-flung and largely unexplored region scientists call the “inner Oort Cloud.” Further, 2012 VP113 and Sedna may have been pulled into their long, looping orbits by a big planet lurking unseen in these frigid depths.” 

This is the orbit of Sedna.

Sedna-PIA05569-crop

The red one is Sedna and the pink orbit closest to Sedna is Pluto. The theory contends that a large planet all the way out in the solar system — and possibly even an entire class of planets in the distant Oort Cloud region — is pulling on Sedna. That would make two new classes of planet: the Sedna-like dwarf planets and the large planets pulling on the Sedna-like planets with elliptical orbits. 

Is it possible that one of the theoretical planets pulling on the Sedna-like dwarf planets is the planet that broke the Kuiper Belt Kernel away from Neptune? In any case, there’s something pulling on the Sedna-like planets. Something once broke the Kernel away from Neptune’s gravitational pull — and very interesting forces are at play that we do not fully understand yet. 

Found @ http://www.eraofwisdom.org/is-another-gas-giant-lurking-in-the-outer-solar-system/

Consider contributing to this site

Hope you like this not for profit site.

We could not devote so much energy into continuing this blog if it was not for the support of readers.

We greatly appreciate any support you provide!


Fair Use of Information for ALL All data is freely available to the ALL, as an inherent inalienable right of consciousness and existence, for the use of any being in creation. No Claim of Ownership is made by MDT, for any data presented on this page or elsewhere. Any information, writing, photographs, videos or content on this page is freely available to ALL without claim of Intellectual Ownership. We advise providing attribution to this website (MakingaDifferenceToday369) when, and if, data herein presented is used elsewhere; so as to remain honest, transparent and to maintain the public trust as to where the information was found. Any and All data herein presented has been re-claimed for the collective benefit of all sentient life from any and all parties who seek to limit its dissemination. Any claims of intellectual ownership or copyright, that were once ascribed to content on this page, or elsewhere, is NULL and VOID; as a result of a misrepresentation of right of ownership and breach of trust by any party whom presumes to claim title and exclusive right of use. No requests, threats, or notices which seek to limit the sharing information for the benefit of ALL will be honored. However, a humble request to provide information in a certain way or form will be considered, up to and including, the partial removal of data, and only as an agreement between 2 honorable parties whom fully disclose and honor a moral duty to the truth. FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. It is being made available in an effort to advance the understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, and so on. It is believed that this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. In this respect we are in accordance with the statutes as well as Natural Law.  Issued pursuant to and governed by I AM, eternal essence, in body. MDT is a humble messenger of the One Infinite and Absolute Creator, in service of the Truth and the ALL.