Greek “gods” and planets
Ancient Greeks were known to observe planets quite diligently, because they believed that “gods” traversed the skies and navigated between stars in cosmos. The word cosmos means “pattern” or “ornament” in ancient Greek.
Planets are quite easy to distinguish from stars, because they “move” with respect to the “fixed” pattern of stars and constellations that ancient Greeks called “cosmos”. Names that ancient Greeks gave to planets are still in use today. Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn are all names of ancient Greek “gods”. There has never been any doubt which planet was which.
Phaeton – Son of Helios (Son of Sun)
Greeks knew that some time ago there existed a planet called Phaeton, that does not exist today, because it perished in a flash. In ancient Greek the meaning of the word Phaeton is “shiny”, “luminous”, “source of light”. Words “photon” and “Phaeton” originate from the same ancient Greek root.
Phaeton was considered by Greeks “a son of Helios” (son of Sun), due to its extreme brightness in comparison to all other “gods”. The name and status given to Phaeton confirms beyond doubt that Phaeton was one of the brightest and the most prominent objects in the sky at night. As a “Son of Sun” Phaeton was as prominent during the night as Sun was during the day.
When Phaeton perished following a flash that some people saw – everyone in Greece knew about it. Absence of Phaeton must have been really difficult not to notice by people who remembered [seeing] it all their lives.
Plato […] was aware that the belief that “Phaeton was destroyed by lightning” introduced by religion to explain the disappearance of Phaeton was just a clumsy interpretation of the real cosmic event.
Imagine generations of people praying daily to their “god” all their lives finding out that it disappeared in a flash one day. They could no longer pray to this god, couldn’t they? To them, the planet that vanished was as real as sunshine…
The story of Phaeton is one of the the best witness accounts of any cosmic event in human history. Documents can be altered, mistranslated and destroyed, but information carried through cultural traditions and heritage is very difficult to alter.
Some people may consider the story of the planet Phaeton perishing in a flash to be a result of collective hallucination or stupidity of ancient Greeks. However, there exists material evidence that a planet has indeed exploded in our Solar System…
After a planet explodes – the debris should still circle the Sun along a similar trajectory. Also, the “thickess” of the debris distribution in the resulting “belt” should be similar in the axial and radial directions. This is due to the elementary conservation of momentum principle. Interestingly, there exists an “asteroid belt” between Mars and Jupiter that has [a] “thicknesses” similar in axial and radial directions. Coincidence?
Signficant axial size of the asteroid belt directly contradicts the vigorously defended dogma that the belt is a remnant of “protoplanetary disc” that formed after formation of our Sun.
Since the explosion of Phaeton happened relatively recently in the history of our Solar System, the trajectory of the centre of gravity of the asteroid belt should still mark the trajectory of Phaeton before explosion. The average “thickness” of the asteroid belt together with the total mass of all objects in the belt can be used to estimate the energy of the actual explosion.
Science in denial?
The fact that not a single scientist on Earth since Plato ever considered explaining how a planet can perish from the solar system is a sign of continuing decay of humanity on Earth.
Anyone who dares to admit the ancient Greek witness report and existing material evidence for consideration and tries to explain how a planet could perish from the Solar System – is instantly called a heretic, […].
How can a planet explode?
A planet, like everything material in the Universe, is expected to decay in time. The rate of this decay, however, depends on a number of factors. For example, 1 gram of plutonium can be expected to decay for many thousands of years. But, 1 kg of plutonium will not last even 10 milliseconds… When a radioactive isotope reaches so-called “critical mass” – it explodes.
Can we guarantee that our reckless abuse and overheating of Earth does not increase the probability of radioactive isotopes in the Earth’s core reaching critical mass? The story of Phaeton proves that existence of a planet in our Solar System cannot be taken for granted…
Can a planet explode?
From Estimating Eccentricity of Planetary and Stellar Cores
By Tom J. Chalko (2004)
If a planet can indeed explode, and there was at least one such event somewhere in our Solar system in the distant past, we should be able to find the evidence of it today. This is due to the fact that the debris from the exploded planet would not vanish. Bits and pieces would not only remain, but their collective presence should still mark a trajectory (the orbit around the Sun) of the planet that exploded.
In Greek Mythology there is a story about a planet that exploded. The planet was called Phaëthon. Did our ancestors embed this event in their belief system because they actually witnessed a planetary explosion and they just couldn’t explain it any other way? Can we determine today what is a myth and what is an actual fact?
It is a well-known fact that there exists the so-called ”asteroid belt” in our Solar system. It is a ”belt” of a large number of asteroids that orbit the Sun along orbits that are located between Mars and Jupiter. At least 40,000 of these asteroids are thought to have diameters larger than 0.8 km (0.5 mile). The largest asteroid in the asteroid belt, called Ceres, is about 930 kilometers across.
The existence and the origin of the entire asteroid belt are long standing scientific puzzles. Why does the asteroid belt exist only between Mars and Jupiter and there are no asteroid belts between other planets? The present belief is that planets in the solar system formed out of randomly distributed dust and other bits and pieces. Hence, it is also believed that the growth of a full-sized planet between Mars and Jupiter was ”aborted” during the early evolution of the solar system.
The explosion of a planet that existed between Mars and Jupiter is a much more logical and plausible explanation. Plato, one of the greatest writers and philosophers of all time, was aware that the story ofPhaëthon ”destroyed by a thunderbolt” had its origin in a real planetary event. He wrote: ”Now this has the form of a myth, but really signifies decline of the bodies moving in the heavens…”.
The meaning of the word ”phaëthon” in ancient Greek is ”giving light, luminous, brilliant, shining”. Note that words ”phaëthon” and ”photon” originate from the same root. In the myth, Phaëthon is known as ”the son of Helios” (the son of the Sun). Doesn’t this hint that the planet Phaëthon was one of the brightest objects in the sky at night? Isn’t it obvious that a disappearance of such an object would attract the attention of even a casual sky observer? The story of the destruction of Phaëthon ”by a thunderbolt” indicates that our ancestors perceived its explosion to be as bright as lightning. Should we ignore a witness report of our ancestors embedded not only in their heritage but also in their language?