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Theory of Pluto's Origin

  1. May 19, 2008 #1
    Theory of Pluto's Disruption of Orbit
    Several hundred millennia ago, Pluto was originally a miniscule satellite (about 75%-65% of it's current mass) of larger Neptune when a comet (being 6/8 of the mass of pre-collision Pluto) struck Pluto with as much force to push Pluto out of orbit around Neptune, about 350 million kilometres before both planets make a second meet. This initiating force results in Pluto unusual, eccentric orbit path extending far beyond Neptune's. The dust, debris, ice and shattered center left floating after the impact was captured by Pluto's gravitational field. The floating ice and debris then collected on the shattered pieces of the comet which then shaped the fragments into spherical balls which then became Pluto's moons, Nix, Hydra, and the largest being Charon. It is unknown whether the crater is still remaining on Pluto due to in sufficient imaging (which could possibly be the dark spot in the images.
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    Can you provide us with any links for this theory? Note that personal theories are not permitted on PF.
  4. May 19, 2008 #3
    Can you explain how you came up with this idea. People used to think there was a human face on Mars until NASA took closer pictures. Your idea sounds credible but somebody has to prove it.
  5. May 19, 2008 #4
    Actually, I got my information off of Wikipedia. Yet it's a personal theory. I'm new so I wouldn't really now much.
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    Welcome to PF. As I said, we do not permit personal theories here, except in the Independent Research forum: check out the global guidelines as linked to in my signature.
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