The challenge of the exploded planet hypothesis

  title={The challenge of the exploded planet hypothesis},
  author={Tom C. van Flandern},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  pages={185 - 197}
  • T. Flandern
  • Published 20 June 2007
  • Physics, Geology
  • International Journal of Astrobiology
Abstract The hypothesis of the explosion of a number of planets and moons of our Solar System during its 4.6-billion-year history is in excellent accord with all known observational constraints, even without adjustable parameters or ad hoc helper hypotheses. Many of its boldest predictions have been fulfilled. In most instances, these predictions were judged highly unlikely by the current standard models. Moreover, in several cases, the entire exploded planet model was at risk of being… 

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