Monday, September 3, 2007

Planet Saturn Mystery and Dipole Gravity

The most startling feature of the Saturn’s ring is its well defined thin disk shape. Newtonian gravity does not dictate the localization of the satellite materials in a thin disk shaped location regardless of the origin of the debris. Instead, in general, Newtonian gravity will allow the uniform spherical distribution of the satellite materials.

If one throws rocks in random direction toward the planet Saturn with a certain initial orbital angular momentum, the rocks will form stable orbits exactly defined by the initial angular momentum and the Newtonian gravity. There is no other gravity force within the conventional gravitational physics that forces the rocks to align perfectly around the equatorial plane of Saturn.

The observed distribution of the debris suggests that there is a force that makes them to prefer stay in the equatorial plane as if there is a gravitational potential dip around the equatorial plane as suggested by dipole gravity.

The holes in the poles of Saturn are also startling. It looks like a precursor of the poles emitting jets. There must be a force that does not allow materials to stay in the column of the polar axis.

If there is a very fast rotating high density core inside the Saturn cloud, dipole gravity can make it possible. Even if the repulsive force may be weak, the polar columns can remain hollow. In many different senses, Saturn look like a miniature, watered down form of dipole gravity model mainly due to the possible existence of the fast rotating core inside the planet. The shape of the ring suggests that the radial dipole gravity force is very short ranged in such way that the orbits of the ring materials remain stable for a long time.

Simple computer simulation of the dipole gravity model will predict the Saturn style formation of the rings and the polar holes without too much difficulty.