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Giant planet ejected from the solar system
Southwest Research Institute ^ | November 10, 2011

Posted on 11/11/2011 5:16:23 AM PST by decimon

Boulder, Colo. — Nov. 10, 2011 — Just as an expert chess player sacrifices a piece to protect the queen, the solar system may have given up a giant planet and spared the Earth, according to an article recently published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

"We have all sorts of clues about the early evolution of the solar system," says author Dr. David Nesvorny of the Southwest Research Institute. "They come from the analysis of the trans-Neptunian population of small bodies known as the Kuiper Belt, and from the lunar cratering record."

These clues suggest that the orbits of giant planets were affected by a dynamical instability when the solar system was only about 600 million years old. As a result, the giant planets and smaller bodies scattered away from each other.

Some small bodies moved into the Kuiper Belt and others traveled inward, producing impacts on the terrestrial planets and the Moon. The giant planets moved as well. Jupiter, for example, scattered most small bodies outward and moved inward.

(Excerpt) Read more at swri.org ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; History
KEYWORDS: astronomy; caltech; catastrophism; deusexmachina; jupiter; konstantinbatygin; mikebrown; neptune; ninthplanet; planetx; rogueplanet; rogueplanets; saturn; uranus; velikovsky; worldsincollision; xplanets
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1 posted on 11/11/2011 5:16:24 AM PST by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv

Happily ever after ping.


2 posted on 11/11/2011 5:16:55 AM PST by decimon
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To: decimon
Giant planet ejected from the solar system

Did it foul Jupiter or something?

3 posted on 11/11/2011 5:17:23 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: decimon
Giant planet ejected from the solar system

GTFO!

;)

4 posted on 11/11/2011 5:17:53 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: decimon

Jupiter, you’re next, buddy.


5 posted on 11/11/2011 5:20:28 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: decimon
One year from today...

"Oops. We were wrong. No giant planet. Sorry."

6 posted on 11/11/2011 5:21:13 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Fall on your knees before Christ, your only salvation!)
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To: decimon

Planet Joe Paterno?


7 posted on 11/11/2011 5:22:08 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: decimon

Martians, woman and minorities impacted most!


8 posted on 11/11/2011 5:23:31 AM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: decimon

Couldn’t have ejected Uranus. Dang.


9 posted on 11/11/2011 5:23:46 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: decimon
hmmm....obviously, there was some horseplay involved. tsk, tsk.
10 posted on 11/11/2011 5:24:04 AM PST by ZinGirl
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To: decimon

That’s cool and all but does it mean Hillary is still the smartest woman in the Milky Way?


11 posted on 11/11/2011 5:24:21 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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12 posted on 11/11/2011 5:25:13 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: decimon

The moon and all the planets look battle-scarred to me.


13 posted on 11/11/2011 5:26:59 AM PST by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Vaquero

It was the body english at the end that dunked it.


14 posted on 11/11/2011 5:33:28 AM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

obama has declared that all planet ejections are hereby on hold pending further review by federal agencies


15 posted on 11/11/2011 5:35:58 AM PST by silverleaf (When your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall)
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To: decimon
“... the solar system may have given up a giant planet and spared the Earth ...”

That would be the planet Obama.

16 posted on 11/11/2011 5:39:35 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: decimon

Old news.


17 posted on 11/11/2011 5:39:35 AM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: Dr. Thorne

I like your comment.... Maybe by then there will also be a new theory on global warming, somking and lung cancer, and whether red meat is good for you.


18 posted on 11/11/2011 5:40:11 AM PST by ixtl ( You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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To: decimon

Another Orpheus? But wait........ they just made that one up. This must be different.


19 posted on 11/11/2011 5:40:15 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: decimon

Bush’s fault!
In view of the missing giant we should readmit Pluto!


20 posted on 11/11/2011 5:43:11 AM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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