The asthenosphere – derived from the Greek asthenes, meaning weak, is the uppermost layer of the Earth’s mantle. Geophysicists only became aware of this thin layer as a result of the theory of plate tectonics, a new idea which they had resisted for decades until the 1960s. The 100 km thick rigid lithosphere, including the crust on which we live, slides easily on the asthenosphere which acts as a bearing. More significantly, the asthenosphere has been found to be ‘anomalously’ hot, even hotter than the lower mantle, accounting for the primary source of heat from volcanoes. Although of interest to the geological community, they fail to understand the origin of this Hot Asthenosphere.
Cyclic Catastrophism explains that during each (14.4-year) encounter of Mars with the Earth, the mass-moment of Mars, locked onto the Tibetan-Himalayan Complex (Mt. Kailas was Indra’s home on earth) in a geostationary orbit, forcing the lithosphere to rotate about a temporary axis in what is now Central Canada at a rate of 360 days per year. Thus the entire lithosphere of the Earth rotated for a total of 1440-years at a different speed and direction than the interior of the planet. The asthenospere was the smooth bearing that made this possible. The enormous friction between the lithosphere and the deep mantle increased the temperature of the asthenosphere, leaving the Earth warmer for mankind. During this same period, all the valuable resources of Mars, its oceans, atmosphere, crustal material, including its vegetation, as manna, Soma and mammalian fauna and innumerable mineral deposits were blasted to the Earth between 3717 and 687 BC.
This began with two close passes of proto Venus around 4000 BC, identified as the BA I by archaeologists, which destroyed all life on Earth, including the last of the reptilian life, i.e. dinosaurs. Because the lithosphere rotated about a different axis during this period many rocks hardened with anomalous or reversed magnetic fields, now identified as ‘chrons’, and has resulted in the classification of the proto-Venus destruction (called the K-T extinction) at 66 Ma and Cenezoic era, which is thought to have occupied the last 66 million years of Earth history.