The Retrograde Rotation of Venus (Revised)
Cyclic catastrophism explains many unanswered questions concerning the solar system. The retrograde rotation of Venus is one such question. Proto-Venus formed only 6000 years ago as the result of an enormously energetic impact on Jupiter. The rebounding plasma cloud was initially thousands of times the size of Jupiter itself, but it quickly contracted to an extremely bright star-like body which fell into a highly eccentric orbit around the Sun. The heavy elements within the plasma cloud soon contracted to form the planet, the interior of which remains a cauldron of very hot liquid rock covered by a thin basalt crust. This explains that the iron cores of terrestrial planets form immediately, but take billions of years to solidify, As a result, Venus has no global magnetic field, a fact that evolutionist astrophysicists cannot explain.
The lighter, more volatile elements in the rebounded plasma cloud, which will eventually make up the land, oceans and atmosphere of proto-Venus, greatly outnumber the heavy elements, but have not yet been able to settle on proto-Venus because of it’s great heat. These are dominated by hydrogen, oxygen and carbon, – but also include all the volatile elements up to 20 amu, including sodium and chlorine, which numerically comprise the bulk of Jupiter, encapsulated within its solid methane gas hydrate body. Once Venus cools, these will be recaptured forming its surface rocks, salty oceans and atmosphere. This solves another mystery in modern astrophysics i.e. What was the origin of the vast salty oceans on Earth.
Reduction of proto-Venus’ Orbit
The orbit of Venus was rapidly reduced by braking at perihelion, due to tidal distortion of its fluid body and electromagnetic braking due to its highly ionized makeup at temperatures greater than 10,000 K, converting kinetic energy to heat. It also exchanged orbital energy and angular momentum with the Earth and the more ancient planet, which I call priori-Mars, ejecting it from its ancient interior orbit, similar to that of Venus today. After scorching the Earth and overturning its mantle twice in a few decades – a process that wiped clean the Earth of the Neanderthal species present before that date, there was a spectacular ‘battle’ between Venus and priori-Mars in the vicinity of the Earth, which is graphically recorded in ancient myths. This three-body interaction finally reduced the orbit of Venus to one that no longer crossed that of the Earth, but was still quite eccentric, influencing subsequent encounters of priori-Mars with the Earth for 3,000 more years – specifically the releases of priori-Mars from each fifteen year period in geosynchronous orbit.
Surface Mass Anomalies
These spectacular encounters with proto-Venus created uplifted areas on the surfaces of both priori-Mars and Earth as its tidal forces stretched their relatively rigid crust/mantles into teardrop shapes, resulting in the Tibetan-Himalayan complex and the uplifted Tharsis Bulge and a global rift system, the most obvious feature of which is the Valles Marineris, on Mars. Because Venus was still essentially a hot fluid rock sphere, the uplifted area on Venus’ crust, Aphrodite Terra, has settled significantly and is not nearly as high as Tharsis.
Venus’ Retrograde Rotation
The retrograde rotation (backward spin) of proto-Venus was induced by the tidal effect of the Earth as the former passed through inferior conjunctions during the Vedic Period (3717 to 687 BC). Because proto-Venus was initially a fluid sphere it had no rotation, but after its close encounters with the Earth and priori-Mars, a thin crust had formed, supporting its known raised areas. Because it was in an eccentric orbit inside that of the Earth during this period, it moved past the Earth from east to west at inferior conjunctions. The tidal attraction of the Earth on this uplift, or mass anomaly, shown in Figure 1, was such that Venus’ rotation was given a tidal impulse in the retrograde direction at each conjunction. This orbital relationship remained the same during Cyclic Catastrophism, for some 3,000 years, during which time the retrograde rotation of proto-Venus was established. This is just one of many solar system features that is explained by recent catastrophism and can never be explained by the currently accepted evolutionist uniformitarian paradigm.
Resonance of Venus Spin with Earth Orbit
Interestingly, there is a recognized resonance between the retrograde rotation (‘backward’ spin) of Venus and its orbital position relative to the Earth. At each inferior conjunction of Venus (Sun, Venus and Earth aligned) exactly the same longitude on Venus is oriented toward the Earth. It seems as though the tidal force of the Earth is tugging on the raised Aphrodite terra, resulting in this alignment, but all the astrophysical calculations indicate that the current mass anomaly represented by Aphrodite Terra is not sufficiently high for the Earth to have such an influence on proto-Venus in its current circular orbit. Although the retrograde rotation (spin) of proto-Venus was established during the Vedic Period (3717 to 687 BC), its near perfect resonance with the Earth’s orbit had to have been established after that period, when Venus was in its current orbit, but before the surface feature, Aphrodite Terra, settled to its current elevation. The circularization of Venus’ orbit was established by its interactions with Mercury in the few centuries after 687 BC (Figure 2).
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