Every new hypothesis should be accompanied by at least several predictions. And any hypothesis can have the right to be called a theory, if all its predictions, or at least the majority of them, are confirmed by observations or experimentally. On basis of the hypothesis proposed, one can make, for example, the following predictions:
1. There should exist the comet belts between the orbits of giant planets; at that, the aggregate mass of comets, located between the orbits of Uranus and Neptune, should exceed the aggregate mass of comets of the second comet belt between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus, while the aggregate mass of the second comet belt should exceed the total mass of the first comet belt, located between the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn.
2. There should be a great number of small satellites on the orbits around giant planets. At least some of large satellites should have their own small satellites, like Phobos and Deymos in size.
3. All the rings of giant planets should have the inclinations of orbits that are close to zero.
4. On the surfaces of all the large ice and silicate celestial bodies, there should be cavities (gravitational wells) filled with young rocks at the age of not more than 100 to 120 million years.
5. On some large celestial bodies, the rocks aged more than 5 billion years could be discovered. Among the terrestrial planets, the oldest rocks should be on Venus, Mercury and Earth, while the youngest (on average) – on the Moon, Mars and, especially, Ceres and other asteroids.
6. There should be some ice planets beyond Pluto. The largest of them are comparable to Earth by mass and are much bigger than the latter by dimensions.
7. All the stars, without exception, are circled by planets; the closer is a planet to its star, the larger it is (not taking the nearest, silicate planets into account).
8. Among the visible stars, there are a great number of infrared dwarfs that can be detected by means of radiation in infrared range.
9. All the giant red stars should be immersed into gas-dust clouds, the plane of Galaxy or spiral branches.
10. All the giant stars are located near the clouds of diffuse matter and spiral branches or inside them.
[Table of contents] [Foreword]
[COSMOGONICAL HYPOTHESES] [EXPANSION OF CELESTIAL BODIES]
[DEEP DIFFERENTIATION OF SUBSTANCE. ORIGIN OF CONTINENTS AND OCEANS] [DECELERATION OF CELESTIAL BODIES IN GAS-DUST ENVIRONMENT]
[EVOLUTION OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM] [ORIGIN OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM]