Weird Alien Planets in Backwards Orbits Explained

May 11, 2011 Full story: www.space.com 97

Scientists have a new explanation for the mystery of why some alien planets the size of Jupiter or larger travel in the opposite direction of their parent star's spin.

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“Free Screeech in a Free World ”

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#1 May 12, 2011
There is always an explanation
Elias

Brighton East, Australia

#2 May 12, 2011
Kim Beazley is causing our planet to spin in the opposite direction.

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#3 May 12, 2011
Elias wrote:
Kim Beazley is causing our planet to spin in the opposite direction.
Is that when he farts ?
elias

Ivanhoe East, Australia

#4 May 12, 2011
now i live in glen waverley hindi community is growing in here

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#5 May 12, 2011
You can always rely upon the ignorant to come forth and display it in their inimitable infantile way.

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#6 May 12, 2011
Until recently it was generally taken for granted that planets in retrograde orbits were interlopers that had not originated in the solar system they now inhabit, but had instead strayed from elsewhere into the gravitational influence of the star they now orbit. If their original direction of travel was such that they entered the system the 'wrong' way, then that wrong direction of travel would continue, albeit now captured into orbit.

That explanation probably still applies in some cases. It's just that an alternative cause has now been added ... gravitational buffeting by other planets in the same solar system.

There's another variant that is interesting ... a planet that orbits its star in the same direction as its siblings, but rotates on its own axis in a retrograde direction.

In our solar system Venus holds that distinction.

Uranus is odd also, lying on its side in relation to the orbital plane. In both cases impact with another large body early in their respective histories is believed to be responsible.

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#7 May 12, 2011
Palawa wrote:
You can always rely upon the ignorant to come forth and display it in their inimitable infantile way.
Who isn't ignorant of something,including you or I or someone else.
zgot 56

Hamilton, New Zealand

#8 May 13, 2011
My Planet is bigger than all of these and it is square shaped and invisible work that one out!

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#9 May 13, 2011
zgot 56 wrote:
My Planet is bigger than all of these and it is square shaped and invisible work that one out!
Err ... that medication you swigged was meant for the sheep? lol!

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#10 May 13, 2011
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Err ... that medication you swigged was meant for the sheep? lol!
Don't you mean 1080 ?
Robert

Brooklyn, NY

#11 May 13, 2011
(Luke 24:25) Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:



http://ebiblefellowship.com/may21/index.html

May God bless and have mercy on us.

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#12 May 13, 2011
Robert wrote:
(Luke 24:25) Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =0SVrlm4BXFMXX
http://ebiblefellowship.com/may21/index.html
May God bless and have mercy on us.
The same could be said of you

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#13 May 13, 2011
Robert wrote:
(Luke 24:25) Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =0SVrlm4BXFMXX
http://ebiblefellowship.com/may21/index.html
May God bless and have mercy on us.
Stickitupyourarsesideways!!
Elias

Brighton East, Australia

#14 May 13, 2011
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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Stickitupyourarsesideways!!
Well maybe he has something new to say this time?

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#15 May 13, 2011
Elias wrote:
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Well maybe he has something new to say this time?
No, he always says the same thing ...

"I have no respect for conversations in progress or those conducting them. I will wedge MY totally off-topic message in regardless and disrupt the normal flow of conversation because MY pet obsession is far more important than what anyone else has to say. I have spoken, therefore it is so."

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#16 May 13, 2011
Elias wrote:
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Well maybe he has something new to say this time?
It's expected you consider repetitive idiocy as something new, that's why you're a primitive minded nutter.
Elias

Brighton East, Australia

#17 May 14, 2011
Palawa wrote:
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It's expected you consider repetitive idiocy as something new, that's why you're a primitive minded nutter.
Your frothing at the mouth
Elias

Brighton East, Australia

#18 May 14, 2011
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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No, he always says the same thing ...
"I have no respect for conversations in progress or those conducting them. I will wedge MY totally off-topic message in regardless and disrupt the normal flow of conversation because MY pet obsession is far more important than what anyone else has to say. I have spoken, therefore it is so."
Maybe he could more followers by calling it ediblefellowship? just a thought

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#19 May 14, 2011
Elias wrote:
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Maybe he could more followers by calling it ediblefellowship? just a thought
Translation please

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#20 May 14, 2011
Elias wrote:
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Your frothing at the mouth
That's the mirror in your head reflecting your truth, rabidly insane.

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