From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 17:47:19 -0500 Archived: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 17:47:19 -0500 Subject: Mystery Giant Planet Ejected From Solar System Source: DailyMail.co.uk http://tinyurl.com/827ln4v 11th November 2011 Jumping Jupiter! Scientists Find Evidence Of A Mystery Fifth Giant Planet That Was Ejected From The Solar System By Ted Thornhill The consensus among astronomers is that the solar system has always had four giant planets - Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus. But now itís claimed that itís much more likely to have been home to a mystery fifth giant planet that got knocked out. Computer simulations by David Nesvorny at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, show that it is statistically extremely unlikely that the solar system began with four giants. By his calculations, it only had a 2.5 per cent chance of reaching its current population and orbital layout with four giants, but was 10 times more likely to have developed to its present state if there was a fifth monster body in the mix. To reach his conclusions Nesvorny ran 6,000 simulations of the solar systemís birth and early development. [More at site... thanks to Greg Boone for the lead] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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