vineri, 20 martie 2009

Antarctica Yields Fragments of an Ancient Destroyed Planet

Rocks can be many things: they were probably our earliest weapons, they've been ballast on our journeys of exploration, even modern-art pieces. But a pair recovered from Antarctica may be the grandest application yet - tombstones for an entire world. Lunar and Planetary Institute researcher Allain Treiman believes that them to be pieces of a destroyed dwarf planet, relics from the creation of the solar system. Full story:

* BBC: Dwarf planet 'becoming a comet'- An unusual dwarf planet discovered in the outer Solar System could be en route to becoming the brightest comet ever known... 2003 EL61... Professor Mike Brown has calculated that the object could be due a close encounter with the planet Neptune.If so, Neptune's gravity could catapult it into the inner Solar System as a short-period comet... Some time early in its history, it was smacked, edge on, by another large KBO (Kuiper Belt Objects)...
* One of Nibiru's satellites cut Tiamat in two, thus forming the "Sky", the Asteroid Belt ... and the other half formed the Earth... a planet moving very fast, on a elliptical orbit, similar to a comet. (Zecharia Sitchin, The Twelfth Planet)... Details: