Friday, August 25, 2006

Pluto, Planets, and relationships with laws and theory.
Recently the International Astronomical Organization, decided to remove the planetary status of Pluto. This left the solar system with eight planets with 4 new entrants under review.

What we have evidenced is the updating of the interpretation of celestial mechanics as laws, to the theory of solar planetary evolution .That is the evolution of the theory of planetary formation, from the various mechanical processes such as gravitational influence and hydrostatic forces.

Pluto did not meet the various laws of the planetary theory, in so far as its location, gravitational proximity to Neptune, and the scalar mechanics of the other celestial bodies.

As an experiment write down the numerical sequence 0,3,6,9,12,24,etc.Add 4 to each number so the progression is 4,7,10,13,etc.Divide each number by 10 so that we have 0.4,0.7,1,1.6,2.8 etc. If we use earth as a base unit 1 as an earth-sun orbital distance this sequence is the distance of orbits from the sun for the planets.

This was published in 1766 by Titius ,His compatriot Bode suggested that the lack of a known planet at 2.8 units suggested there should be one between Mars and Jupiter and in 1801 the minor body Ceres was discovered at 2.8 units. Gravitational influences between Neptune and Jupiter somewhat upset the law but calculations reducing the Jovian scale would see the Neptune orbit readjust. Pluto at 40 units is far away from its position at 77 units.

As with all science conjecture arose between scientists of the Titus-Bode law. Recently two French astronomers found evidence that the rule is a natural consequence of symmetrical properties in planetary formation.

Graner and Dubruelle found that in all models for planetary formation there are two symmetries; rotational invariance, and scale invariance. The former suggesting no matter what direction the cloud of matter revolving around the central star is turned it always looks the same. The second is the clouds and its contents are the same on all scales of length .Modification of the Titus-Bode law saw instead of doubling the initial sequence we multiply by 1.7 ,raise the result by the first power for mercury, the second for Venus etc and multiplying each result by 0.23.

The evolution of the scientific process at work. The modification of the laws to the tentative theory adjusted to correct observations.

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