|habitable planets in our Solar system begin with our planet Earth, yet there is some record or insight to other options: St. John's vision of an unassailable new Earth wherein is no sea, -nor sun nor moon, for "the Lamb is the light thereof"-|
Ca 1984, autumn, when I discovered upon examination of the solar sun spot cycle data the possible generator of the significant portions of the cycles, and thereby deduced Pluton, a highly magnetic gravity singularity (black-hole) or nuclear star in retrograde orbit, redefining the edge of our Solar system, remnant since the foundation of the Earth, I found also a brief 3-year anomaly ca 1872-1875, extending that cycle as though another solar prograde planet controlled it; but its brevity suggested its control point must have passed very near Pluton and its object very small, as it was not noticed again: Such Plutids are now well-known by telescopy.
But Pluton itself is not yet a known-observed, in the decades since my discovery; and the query arose about possible accompaniments to Pluton, that might be;-- and one potentially, should be findable:
Our sun puts out a continual solar wind of ionized hydrogen, a megatonne per day, plus lesser quantities of deuterium, helium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, all ionized - while Pluton, core remnant of a spent star nova, is dry. The strong magnetic field extending from Pluton to our sun gathers solar wind in magnetic bottles about Pluton, where the ions slow and recombine with electrons also gathered in the wind (*); the re-neutralized gases remain, collecting in orbit ringed about Pluton, eventually coalescing to form and maintain a small gaseous planet seeded with pieces of asteroids or as much as a Pluto-size moon at its center; -and as Pluton (star) is colder than a sun, it does not blow away the planet outer atmosphere forming beyond the roche tidal threshold,- which can thus build large though thin. And as the pre-Pluton supernova blast removed the rest of its former star, there is little else out there to make significant planets,- but what has recollected from the early solar nebula; and what wind comes from the sun, bringing mostly simple light-weight nuclei: most usefully hydrogen, boron, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen: sufficient to replenish the planetary thermal atmosphere gas losses to space. Insignificant quantities of gases and ions come-in as interstellar winds and cosmic rays, but possibly large amounts remain around Pluton since its formation, to bring the heavies: mostly radio-decaying nuclei mingled with popping neutrons: A perpetual source of mostly light gases and hot ions, conveniently gathered by Pluton, are deposited on and warm new-Earth,- hidden since the foundation.
* (A slightly larger portion of the massive protons push through and escape the magnetic walls, leaving Pluton charged negative, compared to the sun:- which is an explanation for Pluton's anomalous attraction greater than its gravitational mass)
New-Earth is therefor preestimed, a small moon in Pluton orbit, a huge extensive atmosphere cumulated of the solar wind output over billions of years, continually replenished and energized by in-falling ions and gases and Pluton's own cosmic dust, debris, rays and the radio-decay, and illuminated by large solar wind auroras, and sky-lightning like static-electric discharges from rubbing lamb's wool:- "and the Lamb is the light thereof" (REV);- the central moon-mass may be enough to build a fully moon-size city; the gravity so low that terminal velocity may be 4 mph:- that of falling in a dream: the planet cannot be taken by force;- no seas nor rains collect, but cloudy mists perpetually en-dew the moon-city face:- St. John's depiction is apt: A large but low-mass gas planet, a tiny version of a Neptune. Within the central depths the denser atmosphere (10-30 bars) remains warmer due to molecular gravitational-kinetic energy exchange, until such depth as the greenhouse gases radiate, and there-below temperature is near-constant; in the deep and mid-level atmosphere, thousands of kilometers, radiance is recaptured and not quickly lost. Not a sunny place: lightning flashes in armageddon-like picturesque; biology may flourish as in a desert, sufficient unto itself, enough to feed visitors but not indigen hordes: the mansion home of a grand one with family and servants: a "watering hole" rationed to that solar megatonne fraction per day: Hidden from simple infrared telescopic view by its tenuous airiness and unconvected thermoclines quite undriven in the distant-bright sunlight:- a place to rest, sleep, dream, but not much work, save to welcome visitors.
A premise discovery under the title,