Saturday, October 3, 2009
The Steeds of Mars
"Coasting along the planet Mars, which is well known to be five times smaller than our little earth, they [Sirians] described two moons subservient to that orb which have escaped the observation of all our astronomers." -- Voltaire, philosopher, 1752
"As I have shown in Worlds in Collision ('The Steeds of Mars') the poets Homer and Virgil knew of the trabants of Mars, visualized as his steeds, named Deimos (Terror) and Phobos (Rout). Kepler referred to the satellites of Mars as being 'burning' or 'flaming', the same way the ancients had referred to the steeds of Mars." -- Immanuel Velikovsky, cosmologist, ~1960-70
"Jonathan Swift, in his Gulliver’s Travels (1726) tells of the astronomers of the imaginary land of the Laputans who asserted they had discovered that the planet Mars has 'two lesser stars, or satellites, which revolve about Mars...." -- Immanuel Velikovsky, cosmologist, ~1960-1970
Deimos and Phobos. Dread and Fear.
Both moons have approximately the same so-called "mass".
Therefore, according to the now falsified 17th century creationist hypothesis of gravitation (F = G x(m1m2)/r^2), Deimos should fall to Mars as fast as Phobos.
But that's not happening.
Deimos has secular acceleration away from Mars which violates both gravitation and the mythological Hill Sphere.