When Worlds Collided.
Heaven and PreEarth were planets, a binary system orbiting the Sun. This happy arrangement continued for countless years, until, some unfortunate circumstance caused Heaven to collide with PreEarth, forming the Earth.
We investigate the evidence that the Earth is the child of such a collision. We show that the planets Heaven and PreEarth were of similar size and mass. We show that many of the Earth's topographical features, such as mountain chains and ocean basins, were created during the collision. We show that certain hard to explain features of the Earth, such as its magnetic field, can now be more easily understood. And, in establishing all this, we uncover a new theory on the origin of the Moon.
Much of PreEarth's crust survived the impact and is today the continental crust of the Earth. Although broken and contorted, giant pieces of the ancient crust acted as ships floating on a newly molten interior, insulating, and protecting, life from the fires below. Heaven itself, together with its crust, if it had one, disappeared into the interior of the PreEarth, never to be seen again. If we put the broken pieces of PreEarth's crust back together, we obtain the following map.
This map is a flat representation of part of a globe. Hence, some distortion is inevitable.....
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The whole idea of the theory is summarized by this animatation:
The impact area was that within the circle.
Pangaea (considered as a land area on PreEarth) was outside the circle.
Heaven impacted at a couple of kilometers per second. Like a bullet goes through the skin of an apple leaving most of the skin unscathed, Heaven crashed through the crust of PreEarth, taking most of its energy into the interior, while leaving most of the crust unscathed. Now imagine that the mass of the apple and bullet are so large (planet sized) that the bullet cannot escape their combined gravity. Heaven was completely submerged into PreEarth.
As PreEarth swallows Heaven, it greatly expands in size.
The impact destroyed a circular region of the Earth's crust (a spherical cap) about half the size of the hemisphere it hit. The crust within this cap was smashed into the interior. The unimpacted crust formed a sphere minus the spherical cap of the impacted crust. The expansion below the unimpacted crust, caused it to crack into what we now call continents. Further expansion, expanded these continents apart, in what is officially termed, continental drift.
When Pangaea (considered as a land area on PreEarth) is mapped from the sphere of PreEarth to a flat map, you get exactly the map of the first graphic up above. Here is a standard map of Pangaea;
See how similar they are.
The circular region where Heaven entered is now called the Pacific Ocean.
The Pacific Ocean basin is an expanded impact crater basin showing various features due to Heaven's spin.
Today, the mountains from the impact stretch around the entire Pacific forming what is called the ring of fire.
On PreEarth, the impact mountains formed a complete circle. This was broken up by the expansion, giving us the ring of fire as we know it today. The impact mountains stretch from Alaska to the bottom of South America, then gap to the Antarctic Peninsula mountains, then gap again to the Southern Alps of New Zealand, then to the ranges of Papua-New Guinea, the Philippines, Japan and the mountains of Kamchatka. The impact mountains have been greatly moved about by the expansion and Heaven's west to east spin.
Here is an animation showing how the Atlantic Ocean opened up.
and another showing the opening around Antarctica.
and another showing the opening of the Indian Ocean.
Cool animations, eh?
The author, Kevin Mansfield, is a mathematician (PhD from UNSW) from New Zealand.
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