New Impossible Exoplanet Announced

The NASA Kepler mission has discovered many exoplanets, but the latest data on Kepler 10c just does not fit the currently accepted hypotheses of planet creation. (Not a big surprise for Cyclic Catastrophism.) Kepler 10c is 2.35 times the Earth’s diameter, but has a mass 17.2 times that of our planet, making it a rocky planet, sort of a mega-Earth. Until now, astrophysicists believed that such a giant rocky planet was impossible because it’s strong gravitation would attract a large envelope of hydrogen gas, thus forming a gas-giant, like Jupiter and Saturn, currently imagined to have such cores. “We were very surprised when we realized what we had found.” stated Xavier Dumusque of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Although every card-carrying astrophysicist in the world accepts the ‘gas giant’ hypothesis, the community has always harbored a nagging doubt concerning how gas giants could have formed.  Believing that a huge rocky core like Kepler 10c, or larger, had to form first, imposes an impossible time constraint on the process because observations of other star systems indicates that all their hydrogen is lost in the first million years. Quoting Natalie Batalha of NASA Ames “Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, nature gives you a huge surprise.”  The candid revelation of this new finding is refreshing, in contrast to the Curiosity rover team’s obfuscation of potentially more surprising data.  The final nail in the ‘gas giant’ coffin will come from the Juno probe when it ‘sees’ the surface features on Jupiter.

Cyclic Catastrophism

The Cyclic Catastrophism scenario, published for some fifteen years, has claimed all along that Jupiter and Saturn are not gas giants, indeed, that no such planets exist. Rather that Jupiter and Saturn are solid, frozen, low density methane gas hydrate bodies, with atmospheres less than 1,000 km thick.  Moreover, that Jupiter, as indicated by its greater density (1.33), incorporates throughout, essentially all the heavy elements that were present at the formation of the solar system. The rocky terrestrial planets were each formed later from masses of elements ejected by unique high energy fusion explosions triggered by impacts on Jupiter. This is based on ancient observations of the creation of proto-Venus about 6,000 years ago.  The exception being Mercury, which is the former solid iron core of Mars, the two of which separated only 2,700 years ago, as millions of humans around the world watched in awe.

Prediction

The presence of rocky planets in the Kepler-10 system implies unequivocally that there is a huge Jupiter-like methane gas hydrate planet in that system from which they were created. If it has not yet been detected, it is because such a giant planet is in an orbit comparable to that of Jupiter, with a period greater than 10 years, so it has not yet passed in front of its star, Kepler 10.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now [believe], while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”  Albert Einstein

~ by Angiras on June 2, 2014.

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