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A nice kind of aurorae … and the case of the missing planet

24 September 2011

At http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110923.html an image of sea green aurorae – one click away. Have a look. It was taken near Yellowknife in northern Canada.

At www.newscientist.com/article/dn20952-missing-planet-explains-solar-syste… is a story, or a bit of conjecture that cannot be proven either way, that the early solar system may have contained a five gaseos planets rather than the four it has nowadays. Basically, the ability of the consensus theory to detail the formation of the solar system is found wanting. It is suggested in this piece that the planets were once packed close to each other and only spread out when the disc of gas and dust from which they were formed was spent. So, a mainstream scientist is toying with the idea the solar system can reshuffle itself – what next?

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