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The Exploded Planet Hypothesis: The Destruction of Tiamat/Electra/Maldek and the Creation of the Asteroid Belt | Stillness in the Storm

Saturday, September 17, 2016 by Tom Van Flandern

The hypothesis of the explosion of a number of planets and moons of our solar system during its 4.6-billion-year history is in excellent accord with all known observational constraints, even without adjustable parameters.

Many of its boldest predictions have been fulfilled. In most instances, these predictions were judged highly unlikely by the several standard models the eph would replace. And in several cases, the entire model was at risk to be falsified if the prediction failed.
The successful predictions include:
(1)   satellites of asteroids
(2)   satellites of comets
(3)   salt water in meteorites
(4)  “roll marks” leading to boulders on asteroids
(5)   the time and peak rate of the 1999 Leonid meteor storm
(6)   explosion signatures for asteroids
(7)   strongly spiked energy parameter for new comets
(8)   distribution of black material on slowly rotating airless bodies
(9)   splitting velocities of comets
(10) Mars is a former moon of an exploded planet
Where It Began – the Titius-Bode Law of Planetary Spacing
In the latter half of the 18th century, when only six major planets were known, interest was attracted to the regularity of the spacing of their orbits from the Sun.
The table shows the Titius-Bode law of planetary spacing, comparing actual and formula values. This in turn drew attention to the large gap between Mars and Jupiter, apparently just large enough for one additional planet.

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