The Mistake of Astronomers about Pluto. Aug 16, 2007 21:16:51 GMT -6
Post by eanassir on Aug 16, 2007 21:16:51 GMT -6
The Mistake of Astronomers about Pluto
This is from a book written in Arabic, that I have translated and put at our free website: universeandquran.741.com The first edition of the Arabic book was at 1947.
Pluto Is a Moon of Neptune, not a Planet.
universeandquran.741.com/#Mistake about Pluto
"Question: Astronomers say that Pluto revolves around the sun opposite to the direction of the revolution of the other planets; is this true ?
Answer: I say that if Pluto was one of the planets, then it should be the biggest of the planets in size; because it is the farthest in distance from the sun than the rest of the planets, and it must revolve around the sun exactly like the revolution of the rest of the planets from right to left, then how could it happen that the revolution of Pluto is in the opposite direction ?
This is an obvious mistake; for the revolution of the planets around the sun is the result of the rotation of the sun around itself; so that it pulls the planets with it by the effect of its gravitation, then how is Pluto different from the rest of the planets ? Moreover, if the size of Pluto is equal to half that of the Earth, then it is one of the satellites which belong to the planets. If it was one of the planets, then its position would be between Mercury and Venus; because it is bigger than the first and smaller than the second, so how it can be one of the planets while it is the farthest from the sun, and moreover its size is half the size of the Earth ?
As regards to its revolution, [Pluto] revolves around Neptune just like how does our Moon revolve around Earth. And because the rotation of Earth around its axis is quicker than the revolution of Moon around it, we see the Moon revolving from left to right, and as such is Pluto seen by astronomers, but the truth is opposite of that."
[ A Comment by the translator – To confirm the opinion of Mohammed-Ali Hassan, the late interpreter of the Quran and the Bible, we know that the orbit of Pluto around Sun is fluctuant; i.e. one time it is nearer than Neptune to Sun, and another time it is farther; this confirms that it revolves around Neptune, so that one time it is nearer to Sun than is Neptune and other times it is farther; see at our free website: universeandquran.741.com the diagram of ‘the sun and its planets’ just before the subject of The Material Heavens or the Planets.]