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entry Jun 30 2005, 04:40 PM
Was there a planet between Mars and Jupiter at some time?
There is far too much circumstantial evidence that there must have been one.

The orbits of the planets have a geometric sequence in terms of distance from the sun. But just after Mars, the distance to Jupiter is TWICE the distance it should have been.

And in the place where there should have been another planet, there IS an orbit. The asteroids follow this orbit. Asteroids are millions of pieces of rock and dust. Is it that they are the remains of a planet that was there, and has blown up?

Were there an advanced species there? Did they get too advanced for their own good?

Did some of them manage to space travel?

Are we their descendants?

Why are we the weakest species on this planet? Why are we so different in all aspects from the other animals on earth?

And being the weakest physically, how come we have evolved way beyond all of them? Logically we should have been the last to evolve...

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shivani
post May 8 2006, 02:01 PM
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I do go through pics posted at that apod site, and had a question regariding a few pics.
Recently they posted a few pics of Sun's surface where few fire clouds were disintegratign from the surface. The picures were very clear. How is it possible to take such clear pictures?
Have we been able to create such equipment that would still function at such high tempratures?
Again the basic assumption here is that pictures were taken from a closer angle, whereas it is possible that a very high resolution image was captured from much distance.. but the clairty.. makes it seem kind of difficult.. link to one of the pics..

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post May 8 2006, 02:20 PM
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Yes, the basic assumption is incorrect, that's why.



Pictures in space are taken by extremely powerful telescopes that are located on board orbiting observatories.

These are spacecrafts that are remotely controlled, and apart from pointing in precise directions, they are also programmed to self-preserve. For instance, if the same side of the craft keeps facing the sun, it will disintegrate due to the extreme heat of the sun on one side and the freezing cold on the opposite side of the craft, creating temperature differentials of extreme orders.



Some pictures are radio or infra red pictures which cannot be understood till they are processed. I saw data streaming into the Silicon Graphics high-end workstations at the Narayangaon Very Large Array Radio Telescope complex. Just didn't understand one tiny bit of it.


Till they showed me the processed pictures.



Technology available to specialists is often far beyond the thinking reach of the lay person.


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