do planets talk to each other?

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« on: 06/08/2007 20:03:36 »
do planets talk to each other in any way ?

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« Reply #1 on: 06/08/2007 20:06:33 »
They have a gravitational effect on each other, but I wouldn't say that was "talking".
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« Reply #2 on: 26/05/2008 20:39:00 »
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They have a gravitational effect on each other, but I wouldn't say that was "talking".

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« Reply #3 on: 27/05/2008 00:28:18 »
If you give any credence to the Gaia concept of planets then it's possible that one planet might be able to signal to another in a number of ways.  The most obvious would be using electrical storms to send a message but in addition to that, the atmospheres of planets that have them leak a tiny amount of it to space all the time, so this might provide another mechanism of communication.  IIRC, a very small number of the meteorites that have been found on Earth are believed to have come from the moon and even from Mars, so that might present another method of communication, albeit a very opportunistic one.
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« Reply #4 on: 27/05/2008 17:26:04 »
You are thinking very incorrectly about the Gaia concept. This does not involve any sort of cognitave intelligence but a series of negative feedback loops. However I do agree that bits knocked off one planet and landing on another could be very significant if it is carrying biologically active and catalytic molecules that do not need to be a complete lifeform.  This could even apply to interstellar space.  The concept of "panspermia" could explain why simple life appeared very quickly on the ancient earth even if it was wiped out several times during the first few thousand million years of the earth's existence.  Remember multicelled life as we know it has only been around for around five hundred million years a mere ten percent of the earth's existence as a reasonably stable planet.
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« Reply #5 on: 27/05/2008 18:54:27 »
Could the magnetic fields from other planets affect Earth's ?, possibly explaining oscillations (flipping) of Earth's magnetic poles.

(Although the magnetic field from the sun would have a much greater effect on Earth's).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interplanetary_magnetic_field
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« Reply #6 on: 27/05/2008 20:26:23 »
Yeah - whatever.
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« Reply #7 on: 28/05/2008 08:48:27 »
RD   No
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« Reply #8 on: 28/05/2008 19:18:39 »
RD   No

How about magnetic interaction between Jupiter and it's moon Ganymede ?.
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Ganymede is the only satellite in the Solar System known to possess a magnetosphere,
likely created through convection within the liquid iron core
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganymede_(moon)

Couldn't precession in Jupiter's magnetic field cause Ganymede's to oscillate and occasionally flip poles ?

(Admittedly this would be a planet-moon interaction, not a planet-planet "talk")
« Last Edit: 28/05/2008 19:53:18 by RD »