The Solar Mass Problem, is There a Repulsion Force?

 

   Astrophysicists have researched our solar system by telescope and calculated the orbital velocity of the various known planets and the force of gravity emanating from our solar mass, the Sun. They have hypothesized that the orbital mechanics of this solar system is a balance between the Sunís gravitational attraction and the centrifugal force initialized from conservation of angular momentum once the planets coalesced out of a condensing gaseous disk surrounding the emerging solar mass, our Sun. So why challenge what is believed to be a fact by most scientists? Astronomy in this technological age has only just begun to explore this vast unlimited universe with its unlimited levels. Observation, our greatest platform for advancement is just starting. Theories are just theories until proven by fact or revoked by discrepancies, which encompasses some of cosmology. Mankind takes great pride in Einstein and his formula E= mc2, but it will be this formula that will stir some to reconsider todayís orbital theories.

   According to the most accepted present day theories, the main theme that streams through the heart of all states, that this solar system was formed from an accretion disk of condensing nebula gas around a solar mass under variety of conditions. Once the planets formed, their orbital velocity and distance locked into place, this was all balanced the gravitational hold of the Sun. This solar system has been estimated most astronomers to have an age of some 5 billion years and it is here that lies the problem. Scientists in formulating the orbital theory states that gravity alone is responsible for the holding paths of the planets revolving around the Sun have overlooked its energy output. This energy composed of heat, light, the solar wind, long and short wave radiation and other unknown factors has bathed the solar system and this part of the universe for billions of years. The conversion of matter and its relevant mass into energy is at the heart of Einsteinís great formula E= mc2. Our solar system, once formed was a balance of the stable mass of the Sunís gravitational force and itís a compliment of planets sustaining orbital position from centrifugal force due to velocity inherited from a spinning condensing nebulae cloud. The energy output of the Sun would consume a significant quantity of its mass over time. Gravitational force related to any solar object mass during its solar lifetime does decrease. Mankind has stars evolving through many stages, but does not consider the change in mass related to the change. Subtle changes in the gravitational field of the Sun would allow planetary objects with fixed orbital velocities to drift away in a wider orbit as the gravitational force decreases due to distance away from the Sun increases as its mass shrinks. Many will question that a large change may be needed to affect an orbital path, but lets look towards Earth. Satellites are wrenched from their orbit by frictional contact with the Earthís atmosphere, which registers as near a vacuum. How can the occasional molecules that compose our air slow a satellite in outer space and degrade its orbit in a matter of years, yet the Sun and its accompaniment of planets maintain their orbits with out flying off or falling into the sun? If one was to conduct an experiment and calculate the apparent force applied by random thinly dispersed air molecules against and moving massive object. The conclusion would not mimic the orbital decay exhibited by todayís satellites.

 

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