Celestial Astronomy - Clockstart

Defining the Start of a Planet

Clockstart Orbit
As we proceed through an understanding of Celestial Astronomy, we have discussed disks, planetesimals, protoplanets, and most recently bindingWe discovered that Celestial Astronomy and legacy Astronomy fork in their descriptions of how planets evolve at the protoplanet phase. Legacy Astronomy with its static state system just grows in place and all the planets are the same age.

Celestial Astronomy, with its dynamic state system, flushes or floats the protoplanets. Floated protoplanets may end up in the Kuiper belt or Oort cloud. There they are released by interstellar perturbations as comets or interstellar comets enter the suns accretion disk and bind with the sun. Depending on a variety of variables the comet will either be flushed, floated, or bound. Bound comets will then commence wing orbits. Gradually through major and minor epochs, Kepler orbits and orbital migration will leave the comet at a minimum diameter, minimum distance orbit from the sun. 

Once the comet makes it first orbit that occurs with a larger diameter and at a larger distance from the sun it has performed its first orbit as a planet. It is now a planet and this is how a planet is defined as originating.
The CLOCKstart orbit—Celestial LOCation tracK start—is where the age of the planet starts getting counted from.

The planet will then start to go through various phases of growth in its evolution. It will gain moons through lunar accumulation. At the end of its life cycle, the planets and moons will be floated out of the system as comets to begin the process anew in another star system.

Before we can move on and start to document the phases of planetary evolution we need to finish the most important part of Celestial Astronomy. We have put in place a method by which a comet becomes a planet and we can now use this repeating pattern to create another planet.
This is a key difference in the Celestial Astronomy theory from legacy Astronomy in that you now have an explainable, definable, repeating pattern that shows where the planets come from and allow you to measure each one's age as it goes through its evolutionary process.

What is even more important, though, is the process called Lunar Accumulation, which is where the Moons will evolve from. Remember in legacy Astronomy, since they chose to call the initial formation of celestial bodies planetesimals instead of celestimals, they overlooked how the other celestial bodies in the accretion disk were forming at the same time as the planets were forming.

This presented an awkward situation in that they needed an explanation for how the moons were created. So they came up with the Giant-Impact Hypothesis. This is where anyone who is not an Astronomer, and you can tell even some Astronomers, feel something isn't quite right with that theory. If you ask most Astronomers, they will say they are comfortable with the current theory of how protoplanets become the planets but not sure about the giant impact theory becoming the moons.

What also doesn't make sense is how to the noninterstellar comets form according to legacy Astronomy. Wouldn't they too result from the giant impact theory or do they come from protoplanets that fail and either become planetoids or comets? You can see how the theory has some holes in it that make tying it all together neatly become more difficult the more it advances. It starts out nicely but develops large gaps once you have to tie in the comets and moons.

So the advantage the Celestial Astronomy theory has is it accounts for all the celestial bodies not only from the beginning but through each phase of evolution. By using its dynamic state system and the celestial bodies as the basis for its description of celestial motion, it puts in play a theory that can produce a repeatable, definable template or prototype to explain planetary evolution. In the next post, we will then go over Lunar Accumulation to understand the evolution of the moons.

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