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Hypothetical b destruction of planet Tiamat.

The Tiamat planet, commonly Phaeton, is an alleged fifth planet that once existed between Mars and Jupiter. Its destruction, which resulted in the formation of the asteroid belt, is the main study of the Disruption Theory. 18th century researchers first proposed it as a hypothetical planet, officially dubbed in the 20th century as "Phaeton" (Greek). Zecharia Sitchin promoted a much older name “Tiamat” (Sumerian), based on the destruction of a personified Tiamat in the Enuma Elish. The mainstream scientific community, however, favors accretion for the formation of the Main Asteroid Belt.

Arecibo responseEdit

See also The Arecibo Files

Arecibo response

The “fifth planet” is of interest to ufologists and alien hunters, because it appears in the Arecibo response. The digitized replication of the crop circle, in an ancient Solar System (colorized in yellow), indicates that three planets were once inhabited: Earth, Mars, and a fifth planet. The fifth planet, however, is shown exploding in an astronomical history where the remaining planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are all scaled one digit smaller.

Exploded fifth planet

Ancient Solar System in the 2001 Arecibo response

The ancient Solar System in the 2001 Arecibo response reflects a smaller Sun, a former fifth planet (exploded), and a smaller group of The Giants. Interestingly, it excludes Pluto from the list of planets—five (5) years before the reclassification of Pluto by the IAU.

Arecibo message

1974 Solar System in Arecibo message

The modern Solar System broadcasted in the 1974 Arecibo message, from Arecibo Observatory,[1] reflects a larger Sun and Pluto as a ninth planet. The inclusion of Pluto is appropriate, because it's not until 2006, that Pluto is stripped of planet pride by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).[2][3]

Moons of TiamatEdit

Masses of asteroids vs main belt

The relative masses of the top twelve asteroids known compared to the remaining mass of all the other asteroids in the belt.

One of the main arguments in opposition to the Disruption Theory, is that the Main Asteroid Belt is comprised of many core materials that would preclude the existence of any one planet. The Babylonian Enuma Elish, from which Zecharia Sitchin draws much of his thesis, speaks of a personified Tiamat who creates eleven (11) minor celestial deities (Enuma Elis: Tablet II, line 32). Interestingly, there are also eleven (11) major asteroids in the Main Asteroid Belt plus one other (Tiamat). The major asteroids are: (1) Ceres, (2) Vesta, (3) Pallas, (4) Hygiea, (5) Euphrosyne, (6) Interamnia, (7) Davida, (8) Herculina, (9) Eunomia, (10) Juno, (11) Psyche, and (12) Europa. Of these twelve, it is not yet clear which one of these is the remains of the mother planet, Tiamat. The numerous Asteroid families, derived from collisions that have occurred over thousands of years, have core materials that all originate from these twelve bodies.

Tiamat in relation to EarthEdit


Influence of Tiamat on Earth, according to Enuma Elis: Tablet IV

The verbiage in Enuma Elish: Tablet V, heavily personifies celestial deities as "stationed" in the heavens. In Enuma Elis: Tablet IV, line 137, Tiamat is split in two halves, where one half is "established as a covering for heaven". It gives an obscure telling of Earth's cosmic creation (Enuma Elis IV, lines 137—146), that is vaguely familiar in Hebrew Genesis 1:2, where both sources exchange such terms as "Deep" and "Waters".

Planet VEdit

Based on simulations, NASA space scientists John Chambers and Jack Lissauer have proposed the existence of a planet between Mars and the asteroid belt, going in a successively eccentric and unstable orbit, 4 billion years ago. They connect this planet, which they name Planet V, and its disappearance with the Late Heavy Bombardment episode of the Hadean era.[4][5] Chambers and Lissauer also claim this Planet V most probably ended up crashing into the Sun. Unlike the Disruption Theory's fifth planet, "Planet V" is not credited with creating the asteroid belt.



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