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Time is of the utmost importance.

Without it, everything would happen at once.

(some idiotic character in some idiotic cable drama.)

According to dark plasma theory, the physical-dense Earth is gravitationally coupled to a counterpart dark matter Earth composed of low density plasma. This “sister” Earth was co-accreted with the physical-dense Earth about 4.6 billion years ago from dark matter components in the embryonic Solar System. Plasma life forms evolved on this counterpart Earth, just like it did on the visible planet. These life forms were as varied in scale, structure and intelligence as carbon-based life forms – as different as a microbe from a whale; a mosquito from a tiger; a giraffe from a crocodile; an ant from a human being. Their degrees of intelligence and awareness were as different as a centipede’s awareness to the awareness and intelligence of homo sapiens. Homo sapiens evolved carbon-based bodies that formed symbiotic relationships with some of these plasma life forms (indicating a type of symbio-genesis). Some of these plasma life forms have interacted with us in the past (intentionally or unintentionally).


I have not heard this ‘dark matter’ theory before. I mean the idea that there was another earth 93 million miles from the sun but exactly positioned so that we would never be able to see it…well that idea has been around for some time. Since the Earth’s orbit is elliptical, it would be impossible not to see it except for the fact that you cannot see antimatter.

Until, of course, we sent satellites all over the solar system that would provide pix refuting any theory as silly as this.

This dark matter theory is pure comic book junk. The posited planet would have an effect on the Solar system that would be more than just discernable.

But this relatively new astronomical theory has surfaced recently which is mind boggling to me.

We may have lost Pluto, but it looks like we might be getting Tyche.

Scientists may soon be able to prove the existence of the gas giant, which could be four times the size of Jupiter, according to astrophysicists John Matese and Daniel Whitmire from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The two first proposed Tyche’s existence in order to explain a change in path of comets entering the solar system, according to The Independent.

From the The Independent:

Tyche will almost certainly be made up mostly of hydrogen and helium and will probably have an atmosphere much like Jupiter’s, with colourful spots and bands and clouds, Professor Whitmire said. “You’d also expect it to have moons. All the outer planets have them,” he added.

For a graphical representation of Tyche, click here.

So how could we have missed such a massive planet in our own solar system?

Well, it’s 15,000 times further from the sun than Earth, according to Gizmodo. Tyche (if it does exist) lies in the Oort cloud, the outer shell of asteroids in our solar system.

Despite what the scientists believe they will find in the data (which will be released in April and was collected by NASA Wise space telescope), there is at least one flaw in their theory. Theoretically, a planet of Tyche’s size should seriously disturb comets in the inner Oort Cloud, but that effect is yet to have been observed, according to The Ind


You will recall that Mork was from Oort.

The orbit of the possible new planet is speculated to lie at approximately 500 times Neptune‘s distance; equivalent to 15,000 AU (2.2×1012 km; 1.4×1012 mi) from the Sun, a little less than one-fourth of a light year. This is still well within the Oort cloud, whose boundary is estimated to be beyond 50,000 AU. It would have an orbital period of roughly 1.8 million years.[9] A failed search of older IRAS data suggests that an object of 5 MJ would need to have a distance greater than 10,000 AU.[3] Such a planet would rotate in a different plane in orientation to our current planet orbits,[10] and likely formed in a wide-binary orbit.[3] The origin of wide binaries may be capture during cluster dissolution


Now it takes 8 or 9 minutes for the sun’s light to reach the Earth.

It would take 3 months for the same light to reach Tyche.

First, the Sun’s diameter is about 100 times that of the Earth. So, you’d have to line up 100 Earth’s end-to-end to stretch across the face of the sun.

The second way to think about it is your question: how many Earth’s would fit inside the sun. Imagine the you had a big, round, fish-bowl and a bunch of marbles. Now imagine that the diameter of the fish bowl was 100x the diameter of the each marble. That way, 100 marbles would stretch end to end across the fish bowl. Now, how many marbles will fit in the fish bowl? This is like asking your question about the Earth and the Sun.

As it turns out, we can stretch the marbles across the fish bowl in three directions, up/down, in/out and left/right, and everywhere in between. So,to fill the bowl we would need 100x100x100 = 1,000,000 marbles. Or, about 1,000,000 Earths would fit inside the sun.


There are two ways to approach this (Disregarding the difficulty of determining the diameter or volume of a gas giant):

The volume of Jupiter is 1.43128×1015 km3
The volume of the Earth is 1.0832073 × 1012 km3
Therefore, 1.43128 x 1015 km3 divided by 1.0832073 x 1012 km3 equals 1321.3

1.As above, using volume data
2.Using diameter data: As Jupiter’s diameter is 142,984 km and Earth’s diameter is 12756.1 km Jupiter’s diameter is 142,984/12,756.1 = 11.21 times as big and, as the formula for the volume of a sphere is V=(4/3) πr3 the ratio of the volumes is obviously (11.21)3 or 1408:1

However the question does not ask how many equivalent volumes is Jupiter to the Earth’s volume, as if the Earth were liquefied and poured into a Jupiter sized hollow sphere. It asks how many Earths would fit inside Jupiter (like marbles in a fish bowl). This brings into question the concept of packing of spheres. There is always some void space whether the spheres are packed like little tetrahedrons or cubes. In either case the void space will be at least 30% so the above answers will need to be multiplied by 0.6 or 0.7 to give a closer approximation. The answer would be then on the order of 915:1


This new planet is four times the size of Jupiter.

926 Jupiters could be pressed into the Sun.

So this mystery planet appears to have approximately four percent of the Sun’s mass.

And yet we have no pictures of it.

We do have photographic proof of planets outside our solar system much further away from earth than this theorized planet. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1085612/Pictured-First-images-planets-outside-solar-new-era-astronomy-dawns.html

As I pointed out a month or so ago there are huge forces in the universe that are still not understood by astronomers, astrophysicisists, and mathematicians.

And no matter what anyone tells you, THEY still do not know what gravity exactly is. But for the Sun to be able to ‘hold’ a giant planet four times the size of Jupiter in its grasp some 3 light months away is incredible.

And that is the fun of it.




  1. Mork, lol…

    It truly is mind-boggling. All these theories, all this dark matter, anti-matter, matter matter everywhere and not a bit of proof. Ha. I wish I understood astronomy and science better. But alas, all I’m able to do is look up at the night sky and admire the stars.

    I can find Orion’s belt, and the Big and Little Dipper, but that’s about as far as my knowledge goes.

    Nice post, Dickon. It’s nice to get away from politics now and then, for sure! And the Beatles are always a nice touch!!

  2. There is no way to have a black hole right in our planetary system.

    We wouldn’t be here running off at the mouth about things like dumb ass republicans were that the case.

    If you think republicans are a lot of trouble. I black hole would give you a serious case of the red ass.

  3. FWIW I read where astrophysists had measured a star out there somewhere and determined it is more than a million times bigger than our sun.

    But they got no beach. Which means no women. So I aint’t going there to visit.

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