The Visible Earths
01- Nazca,Cocos,Caribbean
02- Pre-Cambrian
03- Shields of the Earth
04- Shield Re-assembly
05- Volcanic Activity
06- Hinge Faults
07- Himalayas
08- Juan De Fuca, Gorda
09- Ring of Fire
10- Oceans Closed
11- Earthquake Waves
12- Mirror Plates
13- Interior
14- Continent Reflections
15- Earthquake Paths
16- Object in the interior
17- Magnetic Mirror
18- Full Expansion
  Mars
19- Contraction
20- Shield Volcanoes
21- Valles Marineris
22- Entry Point of Mars
  The Gas Giants
23- The Gas Giants
  Asteroids
24- Asteroids
  Mercury
25- Mercury
  Venus
26- Venus' Crust
27- Gravity Anomalies
28- Free-Air Correction
29- Rudimentary America
30- Magma Oceans
31- Full Sequence & Notes

24 - Asteroids

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During this proposed period in the asteroid belt, the main element which contributes to the transformation to gas giant is accretion ( see 'The Protected Zone' and 'Ecosphere I and II' in The Super Earths section ).

I should also re-iterate the idea, outlined in my 'Refined Hypothesis' in 'Overview', that the orbits of these celestial bodies are all linked and change togther, periodically moving outward, away from the sun, the change influenced by the impact of the object which starts the planet's tectonic pattern. As part of this sequence, when Mars moves from its present orbit into the orbit that Jupiter lies in now it will lie for a period within the asteroid belt. The absorption of debris from countless successive collisions increases the mass of its gathering gas clouds. This increases the gravity of the object lying within this region, or orbit, which is crucial in retaining the gravitational equilibrium of the solar system.

This is how old dead Earths are disposed of while still serving a practical purpose by keeping the next Earths on their course within the ecosphere ( the band within which life is possible ). They also protect the inner planets by absorbing debris from the outer solar system.

However, the asteroid belt as it stands today no longer has enough material to make another Gas Giant of Jupiters proportions.

I believe the asteroid belt is the remnants of the enormous disk of gas and dust that is believed to have once surrounded the sun ( see: Super-Earths ). It was much more extensive in the past, and shrouded in gas, which provided the raw material for the gas giants clouds to accumulate ( I believe this is what we are seeing when we observe other systems like Beta Pictoris - see: Beta Pictoris in 'The Super Earths' ). But the asteroid belt is now much depleted by the passage of each successive Earth through it.

The present bulk of the asteroid belt's mass is, carbon, iron, nickel, silicon, and many other 'rocky' elements. The bulk of Jupiter's mass is Hydrogen and Helium. These are the elements that each successive passage have taken from the asteroid belt.

The Gas Giant that Mars will become will be much smaller, or perhaps not a gas giant at all, but simply a larger 'rocky' world ( see: 'Intermediate World' in The Super Earths ) and perhaps the gravitational stability of the system will then no longer be sustainable.

 
Alan Lambert 2010