Proposed Definition of a Planet

“The Birth of the Earth” provides a new explanation for the way in which a super-huge cloud of atoms developed into the solar system that we see today. This explanation called Mass Vortex Theory suggests a new, more simple definition of a planet.

First:  Mass Vortex Theory predicts that all the planets in the same solar system will have orbits that are for all practical purposes in the same plane. Let’s call this plane, the Parent Disc.

Proposed new definition:
An astronomical body/object is a planet if and only if it:
a) orbits a star in the Parent Disc
b) has intrinsic spin

The Parent Disc will usually be the ecliptic which cuts through the sun’s equator. However, Kepler 56 is an example where the plane determined by the parent vortex does not cut through its star’s equator.*

A planet is created when the dense group of iron-heart with its atom-mist exits the Parent Vortex because it has too much mass (or inertia) to follow the curve of the Parent Vortex [cyclone mechanics]. It moves radially outward, away from the center, falling out of the Parent Vortex flow into motion along an orbital path. This is the key behavior that leads to a planet.

The Parent Vortex grabs the porous outer region of a protoplanet as it exits, causing it to spin. Moons do not have intrinsic spin, neither do asteroids in the asteroid belt.

Pluto is an interesting case. It presents the same face to Charon and Charon presents the same face to Pluto. This type of angular momentum with rotation consistently showing one face to axis of rotation is indicative of moons. Pluto does not orbit the sun in the ecliptic, and for this reason alone is not a true planet. The axial tilt associated with the axis of Pluto’s angular momentum is 120° [1]; Venus’ axial tilt is 177° and Uranus is 98° [1]. Most likely, Pluto was formed via the protomoon method [see page 38, Birth of the Earth] and started out as a moon of Illo.

In comparison to the definition proposed here, the current definition of “planet according to the International Astronomical Union is:

An object that:

  • orbits the sun
  • has sufficient mass to be round, or nearly round
  • is not a satellite (moon) of another object
  • has removed debris and small objects from the area around its orbit



1 Schombert, Jim; University of Oregon Astronomy 121 Lecture notes,Pluto Orientation diagram
*  Most likely, when the inner Vortex Ring flipped to form the star Kepler 56, the next Rings out also moved (instead of maintaining their original orientation) so that the counter-rotating rings comprising this K-56 “sun” shifted around the black hole and did not maintain the original orientation with respect to the Parent Disc.

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