Skip to comments.Planets Might Orbit Backward around Odd Star
Posted on 02/19/2006 10:49:55 PM PST by SunkenCiv
A developing star has been found to have two disks of material rotating in opposite directions. The discovery hints at a future solar system with planets going this way and that. "This is the first time anyone has seen anything like this, and it means that the process of forming planets from such disks is more complex than we previously expected," said Anthony Remijan, of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory... "The solar system that likely will be formed around this star will include planets orbiting in different directions, unlike our own solar system in which all the planets orbit the Sun in the same direction," said study co-leader Jan M. Hollis, of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
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Maybe this applies? For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Duh, do ya think so?
Thanks for the all the pings. ;o)
:') If there's a big wad of crud going one way, and another going the other way, things are just not going to work out well. (':
Never saw it comin'. ;')
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Posted on 01/13/2005 11:50:18 PM EST by SunkenCiv
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Posted on 02/20/2006 2:50:42 AM EST by neverdem
The next post will have a relevant search link -- jumbo extrasolar planets have been spotted (indirectly) in orbit so close to the parent star that they must have been captured, or spiralled slowly inward due to retrograde orbits, or are newly born as chunks of the stars.
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Posted on 10/12/2004 3:52:50 PM EDT by tricky_k_1972
There's also the matter of transfer of momentum through tidal forces; satellites in prograde gain momentum and climb to higher orbit, while satellites in retrograde do the opposite. The parent body's rotation rate slows with prograde satellites and accelerates with retrograde satellites. There's also a tidal transfer from satellite to the parent body, which is one reason (for example) the Earth's Moon shows the same face toward the Earth.
Maybe a passage of a star changed its orbits. We know when star's get close to objects it changes it orbits. Maybe a local supernova explosion changed the gravitational orbits.
My theory is that it takes so much time for things like that to happen that we can only hope to both be in heaven as we find out if either of us were right!
From my post to God's ears! LOL ;-)
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