Cosmology Quest: New Planets Defy Gravity.
It looks like Hubble just keeps bringing the pain. Standard cosmologists, astronomers, and planetary theorists must be pulling their hair out by now.
In this article from New Scientist it is reported that scientists have discovered three massive exoplanets, theoretically estimated to be 10 times the size of Jupiter, closely orbiting their parent star. The catch is that according to gravitational theory, they are in a supposedly unstable orbit.
From the paper the article is based on (arXiv:0812.0011v1 [astro-ph])
“We point out that the nominal circular, face-on orbits of the planets lead to a dynamical instability in ~1e5 yr, a factor of at least 100 shorter than the estimated age of the star.”
To put that in English, according to standard theory, the orbits they are in should have fallen apart in less than 100 times the estimated age of the star. That leaves them with some pretty big problems.
This means that at least one or more of these statements are true:
The way a stars age is calculated is wrong (it is)
The way planetary mass is calculated is wrong (it is)
The accretion model of planet formation from a dusty proto-disk is wrong (it is)
The gravitational model governing planetary orbits is wrong (it is)
The article states:
“Aspects of the HR 8799 solar system promise more riches. Daniel Fabrycky and Ruth Murray-Clay of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Boston studied the dynamics of the three-planet system and found that the mutual gravitational pull of the massive planets should be enough to make the solar system unstable. They conclude that the planets have survived until now because they have slotted themselves into so-called resonance orbits: each time the outermost planet orbits the star once, they argue, the next one in must orbit twice and the innermost planet four times.”
“Resonance orbits” hey? It’s quite the coincidence that out of the handful of exoplanets discovered, that have been directly imaged, we just happened to spot a solar system with a configuration of such low probability as to be nearly mythical.
Of course the electric universe theory easily explains all the problems with these findings. As I have detailed in my previous articles, EU theory states gas giant planets are born by electrical separation from their parent star. As the stars electrical load increases to the point where it can no longer cope with the stress, it will electrically "split" in order to distribute the electrical load over a wider surface area. This means the most common configuration of planets and stars that we see in space should be tightly orbiting gas giant planets around their parent stars or stars in binary/multiple star systems – which is exactly what we see. The planets will interact electrically with each other and their star until an electrically stable configuration is reached.