Phaeton - the planet that perished in a flash
There exists a witness report and material evidence of a planet exploding in our Solar system
only a few thousand years ago...

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.

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". The word cosmos means "pattern" or "ornament" in ancient Greek.

Names that ancient Greeks gave to planets in our solar system are still identifiable today. 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 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.

There is no possibility that Phaeton was an asteroid, meteorite or some cometary debris. Phaeton was definitely a planet.

Witness report?

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 (one of the greatest philosophers of all time) 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, language and heritage is very difficult to alter.


Material evidence

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 center of mass of all debris should still circle the Sun along a trajectory similar to trajectory of the planet before explosion. The center of mass of the "asteroid belt" that exists between Mars and Jupiter is near Ceres, the largest asteroid that orbits the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. Coincidence?

Since explosion is a process that creates similar energy in all directions, the mass distribution of the debris in the resulting "belt" should be similar in the axial and radial directions of the "belt orbit". This is due to the elementary conservation of momentum principle. Interestingly, the "thickness" of the "asteroid belt" between Mars and Jupiter is similar in axial and radial directions. Coincidence?

Significant 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.

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, even though such a consideration leads to discoveries no less important than discoveries of Galileo and Copernicus. There is not much progress in human attitude on Earth since times of Great Inquisition, isn't it ?

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...

Do we need planet Earth? Maybe we don't...