13 October 2017
Gravitational effects in
planetary and stellar bodies
from a configurational perspective.
It is a fairly unanimously accepted,
and logical, assumption that stellar and planetary
bodies are formed by aggregation of material
from dust clouds. Generally referred to as an
‘accretion disc’ from which gravity attracts
material to increase the mass of the body.
This process is initiated as a result of electrical
and gravitational attraction and eventually
gravitational forces overcome all others and
the body is compacted and grows as more
material is added.
Naturally the heavier materials will migrate
toward the gravitational centre and the lighter
materials will be forced towards the outer layers.
This scenario is fairly realistic to a certain extent
but as the body grows gravitational forces will
realign and the gravitational concentration will
not be at the centre of the body.
Gravitational forces will compact
the body but gravity is NOT a
It remains an attracting force...
……a force of tension exclusively
Further discussion on the hypothesis
In a solid nickel/iron ball the size of earth
this cavity forming process will not happen
but in a forming body subjected to dynamic,
fluid type conditions the gravity will alter the
internal structure and the gravity concen-
tration will realign to the spherical form.
The centre material will experience attraction
from the surrounding mass so heavier
materials will not remain in the centre.
....Heavier materials will not remain in the
centre. That is the important aspect.
As the heavier materials gravitate outwards
.....a gravitational concentration sphere will
become more defined and increase in strength.
Then the cavity will form. In a planet the size
of earth that cavity could increase to
3000 km diameter.
Earth’s odd satellite
The ‘gravitational concentration sphere’ hypotheses could possibly be an explanation for the axis aligning orientation of the moon around earth. 'Tidal lock'
Theory - As the moon formed inside the accretion disc a large, solid object remained at the centre as material was added to the main body. The main body then grew to the point where the gravitational concentration became spherical and gravitational tension started acting on that central object. At some point, after the main body had some time to cool down, equilibrium was disturbed and the object moved off the centre position and embedded into the inner side. This caused lopsided mass distribution which eventually ended with permanent alignment to earth’s gravity
This theory is also applicable to Uranus with it’s rotational axis pointed toward the sun.
Most interesting would be the inner structures and conditions of stellar bodies.
The inner cavity of a star is a cauldron of astronomically () high pressures and temperatures.
The cavity is filled with a gaseous plasma at millions of degree C and pressures of millions of bar. The pressures are so enormous that it could account for significant expansion of the star’s diameter.
The entire shell of the star is a liquid plasma and is structurally contained as an envelope by the tremendously powerful gravitational concentration sphere.
The star will ignite by the gravitational
fusion of light gasses (standard model)
but it is not certain that enough fusible
gas will remain in that high pressure
region to keep it burning for such a long
duration. Fusion may not continue for
more than a few million years at most.
Although gravity remains the continuous
driver of the star’s energy the largest part
of the radiated energy comes from the
ionised plasma fields in the inner cavity
and in the outer atmosphere.
See the work of Prof. James McCanney
on the electric plasma of stellar atmospheres.
For a star the size of the sun the shell will
be over 300 000 km in width. That is past
the distance from earth to moon!
Just as ejections are observed on the
outside of the sun so there are ejections
into the inner cavity. But that is not how
the inner cavity is energised. The inner cavity
is first energised during the nuclear ignition
stage of the star and this energy state is then
perpetually maintained by the continuous
gravitational flux. There may be a settling
period after the nuclear phase where the
overall energy output reduced to the stable,
long term state.
This is not to say there would not still be
some fusion activity continuing but it would
be limited and would not account for the
radiated energy as hypothesised in the
The inner wall of the material shell is by
no means clearly defined.
Convection gouging and gravitational
retraction creates a deep
layer of highly excited froth.
The inner cavity of a star is a very interesting
environment but it is not clear how the ionised
gasses and materials will behave under such
highly compacting pressures at such
Update October 2018
The density of the sun is determined to be only about 25 percent the density of earth. Intuitively that does not seem realistic. With the sun at the centre of the original aggregation disc it is more reasonable to expect the sun to be at least as dense as earth if not more so.
The extreme temperatures raging inside the sun would of course be expected to have an effect on the mean density but then the enormous gravity would offset the effects of the thermal expansion....
The enormous cavity inside the sun can very easily account for this density anomaly.
More exploration of this subject is required but seismic patterns of inner earth can certainly be reinterpreted to show an inner cavity with a higher density region that would then be the gravitational concentration sphere
Please feel free to criticise this
“Gravitational Concentration Sphere” hypothesis
in the comment section below