Our Solar System used to have an 11th planet that exploded thousands of years ago. Where is the debris?
from a web site i read:
''Greeks know 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.
The name and status given to Phaeton confirms beyond doubt that Phaeton was one of the brightest and the most prominent ob
There is no possibility that Phaeton was an asteroid, meteorite or some cometary debris. Phaeton was definitely a planet.
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 seing 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.
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 and heritage is very difficult to alter.''
Would there be observable evidence if a planet exploded thousands of years ago? I read the asteroid belt makes up only 4 percent the moon's mass. So where is the fragments of this planet?