After human beings walked out of the earth, the first thing they saw was our solar system. The solar system is actually a star system. There are hundreds of billions of stars like this in the Milky Way, and there are countless in the universe.
In the early days, scientists believed that the solar system was nothing special, just an ordinary star system. If there was anything special about it, it was the birth of the earth and the birth of intelligent life humans. From the perspective of cosmic life and civilization, the solar system does have some extraordinary things, and these extraordinary things are all unfolding around the earth.
Although mankind has not discovered any extraterrestrial life in the universe, and has not discovered a second planet of life, scientists all believe that extraterrestrial life exists. Even if there are other planets of life in the universe and the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations, their numbers are bound to be extremely rare. Star systems that can give birth to civilizations like the solar system must be rare.
Since the solar system can give birth to life planets like the earth, there must be some differences in the solar system compared with other galaxies. Through decades of continuous improvement in cognition of the universe, more and more scientists suspect that too smart lines may have been designed. Why are there such suspicions? Did scientists discover something special about the solar system?
If life in the universe is very rare, then every galaxy that can give birth to life must have its own special features, especially when life like the solar system eventually evolves into intelligent life, and even more unusual. So what are the extraordinary traces of the solar system? Scientists have summarized a few points, let’s take a look together below.
1. Jupiter’s special position
Jupiter is the largest gas giant planet in the solar system, and the other seven planets combined are far less than one Jupiter. It is not unusual for a star system to have gas giant planets. Scientists have discovered through a large number of observations that basically every star system has gas planets, and many of them are larger than Jupiter.
The gas giants in other star systems are not far away from the host star, but near the sun. According to the current theory of planet formation, during the formation of early star systems, the closer to the center of the nebula, the denser the dust and matter, the easier it is to form larger gaseous planets. Therefore, theoretically, the gas planet should be inside the star system, rather than far away from the host star.
However, the layout of the planets in the solar system is different. There are four rocky planets near the inner side. The four gaseous planets such as Jupiter and Saturn run to the outside. This is very strange. It is mysterious that the natural motion causes the gaseous planets to run to the outside. Can it cause? It is still a mystery.
What’s even more amazing is that Jupiter just blocked the front of the earth and became the protector of the earth. We must know that in addition to the eight planets in the solar system, there are more asteroids and countless small celestial bodies. There is a Kuiper belt on the edge of the solar system, and the Oort Cloud on the outer side. There are a large number of small celestial bodies inside them.
These small celestial bodies often rush from the edge of the solar system to the inner galaxy. When they pass by Jupiter, they will be pulled by Jupiter’s powerful force. They either collide with Jupiter and crash or become Jupiter’s moons. There are as many as 64 satellites around Jupiter, most of which come from this way. It is conceivable that if there is no Jupiter blocking in front, once a large number of celestial bodies at the edge of the solar system depart from orbit and rush toward the inner galaxy, the earth will be the first Hit.
I believe everyone knows the power of an asteroid impact. 65 million years ago, an asteroid with a diameter of only 10 kilometers hit the earth and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. It is conceivable how great the power is. If an asteroid with a diameter of more than 100 kilometers hits the earth, the direct consequence may be a complete collapse of the ecological environment, complete destruction of the life system, and the earth loses its qualification as a living planet.
2. Venus in reverse rotation
Venus is the planet closest to the earth and is also in the habitable zone. No matter in terms of mass, volume, structure, etc., Venus is equivalent to a replica of the earth, so scientists call Venus and the earth sister planets.
But for such a sister planet, the ecological environment on the surface is completely different. Venus is a world of purgatory, the surface temperature is as high as 460 degrees Celsius, and there is a very thick atmosphere, the main component is carbon dioxide, there is also an acid rain layer in the atmosphere, which often drops acid rain.
These are not the places that surprised scientists. What really makes them incomprehensible is the direction of Venus’s rotation. There are eight planets in the solar system, and the rotation directions of the seven planets are all in the same direction. Therefore, whether we are on the earth or on Mars, we see the sun rising from the east and falling in the west.
On Venus, you will see the magical sunrise phenomenon. The sun actually rises from the west. The reason for this is that the rotation of Venus is opposite to that of other planets. Such a maverick reversal phenomenon surprised scientists: How did this happen? Was it natural or was it caused by some mysterious event later?
3. Ancient Mars is an ocean world
Mars is the most explored planet after human beings walked out of the earth. It also has many similarities with the earth. A year also has four seasons, a day is almost 24 hours, and there is an atmosphere and water. Of course, the water of Mars is currently only found at the poles, and the other Martian surface is a desolate desert world.
At first, scientists believed that the Martian environment has always been like this, but later the probe discovered ancient riverbeds on the surface of Mars, the Hebers Canyon eroded by flowing water, and the impact plane around the Jezero impact crater. These discoveries make scientists have to face the fact that ancient Mars may have been an ocean world, and life and even Martian civilization may have been born.
If ancient Mars was a beautiful world of life like the Earth, why has it turned into a desolate world now? What happened? Is the Martian ecological drastic change caused by natural factors or man-made factors? All this is still a mystery.
Fourth, the magical earth-moon system
The moon is the only natural satellite of the earth. Don’t underestimate this satellite. It has many magical features. For example, its rotation is the same as its revolution, so we can only see the front side of the moon forever, and the back side cannot be seen. In addition, the apparent diameter of the moon and the sun are the same, so a perfect total solar eclipse is formed. Many of the early formations of the human scientific system were inspired by observing the total solar eclipse.
The moon’s ability to form these magical phenomena has a lot to do with its mass. Theoretically speaking, if a planet wants to be a planet’s satellite, its mass must be very small, otherwise it cannot become a satellite, even if it is barely possible. It is difficult to stabilize for a long time even if it becomes a satellite.
The mass of the moon is very large. From the point of view of satellites, the moon is so big that scientists feel incredible. How did such a huge satellite become an earth satellite, and how did it operate stably for billions of years? There is no second solar system of planets and satellite systems of this proportion, and no such magical system has been found in other galaxies outside the solar system.
The above four are the special features of the solar system. Whether these special phenomena are a natural phenomenon or a certain mysterious power is dominant, scientists can’t give a definite answer at present. To unravel these mysteries, you can only continue to work hard to develop science and technology, observe and learn more about the universe. Only with a deeper understanding of the universe can the mystery of the solar system be solved.