Pluto, the space rock, not the dog

Pluto is in the news. It is being probed to see what material it is made of. It used to be a planet. Then, it was demoted – to what? Here is an interesting story.

“D. S. Allan and J.B. Delair have assembled a mountain of evidence pointing directly to a worldwide catastrophe around 9500 BC. They draw upon a wide range of sciences and disciplines to weave their story. And it is a compelling account that begins beyond our solar system, about 13,000 years ago, with the explosion of the Vela Supernova.

A large fragment of this star, christened ‘Phaeton’ by the classical Greeks, blasted across interstellar space and sped through the void. Then around 9500 BC, it careened into our solar system like a drunken driver. Phaeton, composed of pure interstellar-matter, must have been very dense and atomic, (almost sub-lunar in size) and different from a comet or asteroid to wreak the kind of havoc that ensued.

Neptune wandered across its path and Phaeton, pulled sunwards, wrenched one of Neptune’s moons from its orbit, sending it spinning through space like a celestial hubcap. This moon became the eccentric outer planet we know as Pluto.”

The extract above is from a Foreward by Rand Flem-Ath (author of ‘When the sky fell’) to the book titled ‘Cataclysm: compelling evidence of a cosmic catastrophe in 9500 BC,’ published in 1997. The authors are D.S. Allan and J.B. Delair.

So, it was another moon. Are all moons alike in origin and substance?