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Hi Walter,

Back in 1984, when Davis, Hut, and Muller had proposed the Nemesis hypothesis to explain the 26 million year cycle of mass extinctions, they had proposed the idea of a companion star of the Sun with a 26 Myr cycle, which periodically disturbs the comets in the Oort cloud that surrounds our Solar System, with a consequential increase in impact events on Earth. According to their estimates, Nemesis was probably at a distance of 3 light years, and may be a red dwarf star.

One of the arguments against the Nemesis hypothesis was that it requires a highly elleptical orbit (high orbital eccentricity) which will be inherently unstable against perturbations from passing stars and molecular clouds.

The binary companion that you are suggesting has an orbital period of 26,000 years (a thousand times less than Nemesis), but it may be located at nearly the same distance as Nemesis i.e. nearly 3 light years. Such an orbit will have an extremely high eccentricity, and should therefore be highly unstable. Have you received any feedback from scientists and astronomers regarding the stability of the binary system that you have proposed?


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Re: The Celestial Clock 149 Walter Cruttenden 03-Sep-12 23:33
no lost star, only knowledge.. 150 hendrik dirker 06-Sep-12 16:34
Re: no lost star, only knowledge.. 100 Walter Cruttenden 07-Sep-12 03:20
Re: no lost star, only knowledge.. 156 hendrik dirker 08-Sep-12 17:52
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Re: The solar system moves 154 hendrik dirker 09-Sep-12 15:43
Re: The solar system moves 93 Walter Cruttenden 10-Sep-12 07:15
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Re: It is what it is 140 Walter Cruttenden 12-Sep-12 04:38
Re: The Celestial Clock 97 Corpuscles 03-Sep-12 22:52
Re: The Celestial Clock 115 Walter Cruttenden 03-Sep-12 23:57
Re: The Celestial Clock 104 carolb 04-Sep-12 02:24
Re: The Celestial Clock 64 Walter Cruttenden 04-Sep-12 19:22
Re: The Celestial Clock 134 Nolondil 05-Sep-12 23:41
Re: The Celestial Clock 68 Walter Cruttenden 07-Sep-12 20:56
Re: Yes, I get the occasional negative response 146 Thunderbird 04-Sep-12 03:08
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Re: Luna Capture 121 Thunderbird 04-Sep-12 15:51
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Re: Luna Capture 181 Audrey 05-Sep-12 04:09
Re: Yes, I get the occasional negative response 89 Walter Cruttenden 04-Sep-12 19:25
Re: The Celestial Clock 140 Bibhu Dev Misra 04-Sep-12 08:42
Re: The Celestial Clock 127 Walter Cruttenden 04-Sep-12 19:39
Re: The Celestial Clock 136 Bibhu Dev Misra 05-Sep-12 08:25
Re: The Celestial Clock 128 Walter Cruttenden 05-Sep-12 19:59
Re: The Celestial Clock 77 Sirius7237 04-Sep-12 16:11
Re: The Celestial Clock 91 Walter Cruttenden 04-Sep-12 20:32
Re: The Celestial Clock, 90 michael seabrook 05-Sep-12 21:53
Re: The Celestial Clock, 110 Walter Cruttenden 06-Sep-12 06:54
Re: The Celestial Clock, 106 michael seabrook 06-Sep-12 21:00
The 'correct' time on the Celestial Clock, 129 Dr. Lew Graham 06-Sep-12 21:16
Re: The 'correct' time on the Celestial Clock, 143 carolb 06-Sep-12 22:49
Explain 21 December 2012 precisely? 127 Dr. Lew Graham 06-Sep-12 23:21
Re: The 'correct' time on the Celestial Clock, 127 michael seabrook 07-Sep-12 14:13
Re: The 'correct' time on the Celestial Clock, 89 Walter Cruttenden 07-Sep-12 21:24
Re: The 'correct' time on the Celestial Clock, 112 michael seabrook 08-Sep-12 12:21
Re: The 'correct' time on the Celestial Clock, 79 Walter Cruttenden 08-Sep-12 19:34
Re: The 'correct' time on the Celestial Clock, 129 Bibhu Dev Misra 09-Sep-12 07:37
Re: The 'correct' time on the Celestial Clock, 66 Walter Cruttenden 10-Sep-12 07:41
Re: The Celestial Clock 111 Bibhu Dev Misra 07-Sep-12 19:17
Re: The Celestial Clock 121 Walter Cruttenden 08-Sep-12 19:27
Queastion: Earth crust displacement 135 finaltom 30-Sep-12 02:52
Re: Queastion: Earth crust displacement 140 Walter Cruttenden 30-Sep-12 21:56
Re: Queastion: Earth crust displacement 92 finaltom 30-Sep-12 23:04

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