Mass Vortex Theory [MVT] asserts that the Asteroid Belt in our solar system is composed of some partial leftover remains of a planet which the Theory calls Smithereens.

The idea that the Asteroid Belt is due to a shattered planet was embraced in the past, but it has fallen out of favor with modern scientists. The reason it is not accepted is:
a) There is not enough mass in the Asteroid Belt for a planet; only 4% the mass of Earth’s Moon
b) The material in the Asteroid Belt does not show the kind of shock effects that are expected from a planet-scale collision
c) The different chemical composition between asteroids indicates that they did not come from a common single-planet source

In this prior analysis, scientists have done their analysis under the assumption that a wholly formed planed fell apart in place. However, in physics it is known that if an object was big enough and hard enough to shatter a planet, then there would be an elastic collision causing rebound away from the crash site.

In this post, I would like to show why the prior objections of scientists do not apply to Smithereens in the context of Mass Vortex Theory. The rationale involves two key aspects of the Killer Crash.

1. Smithereens (the planet closer to Mars) had just gone through compaction and was still very hot.

2. Conservation of momentum means that the shattered pieces of Smithereens would have velocity away from the Crash site moving back towards the Parent Vortex; i.e., moving in the opposite direction of the velocity prior to impact.

Mass Vortex Theory and the Killer Crash Hypothesis remove the objection about the differing composition of asteroids – objection (c) – is explained as follows.

Consider the process of planet-formation set forth by Mass Vortex Theory. The protoplanet starts to spin; compaction happens at three speeds:

  1. The metal atoms of the core compact the most quickly.
  2. The atoms that were precursors for the rocky mantle layer such as basalt, carbon material, etc. compact with the next rate of speed.
  3. The light atom-mist atoms that compose the crust, containing silicates compact more slowly.
  4. The vapor and gases of the atmosphere comprise the outermost layers of the new planet.

The asteroids show a similar differentiation to 1, 2 and 3. See reference provided by Wikipedia:

There is reason to believe that Mars has a lot of carbon in its mantle [justification is beyond the scope of this post], so the heterogeneity of the Parent Vortex could easily have a concentration of carbon in the atom-mist of Smithereens, a near neighbor of Mars. Carbon is the 4th most abundant element in the universe which also supports the odds that generous carbon would be present in the atom-mist of Smithereens. 75% of the asteroids in The Asteroid Belt are carbonaceous asteroids, C-Type (according to Wikipedia). Thus, C-Type asteroids match up with type 3 (crust) or type 2 (mantle) material in the formation of Smithereens. Metal-rich M-Type asteroids match up with type 1 (core) material, at the center of Smithereens. Silicon-related molecules make up a portion of the type 3 (crust) material; silica-rich S-Type asteroids are about 17% of the asteroids in the Asteroid Belt. Type 2 (mantle) basalt molecules are in the V-Type asteroids and these form about 6% of the asteroids present in the Belt.

Shattered pieces of Smithereens with the most compact and heaviest molecules — core and mantle material — are the ones which bounced away from the Crash Site with enough momentum for substantial travel. Some of the light atoms and molecules kept right on going beyond the Crash site, sheared off from the newborn planet, to form the moon Hyperion. Hyperion shows its formation from light rocky molecules compacting around gases. The Phoebe ring of Saturn is most likely composed of light material from Smithereens also. The Wikipedia article on “Asteroid_belt” says “it is thought that many of the outer asteroids may be icy;” to the extent that this is true, it puts the just formed condensation in the atmosphere and oceans of Smithereens in the outer group of objects in the Asteroid Belt (furthermost from the Sun). The carbon-rich material is revealed as that which transferred momentum to Illo and then remained close to the Crash site.

Given that Smithereens was very hot and had not fully solidified, the differently-composed parts of the just-forming planet shattered in a characteristic manner. This is reasonable and expected. These pieces from the collision exhibited conserved momentum in a variety of ways in keeping with the material of the shattered piece. Therefore, the different chemical composition of asteroids with their distribution actually confirm the MVT planet formation process.

Mass Vortex Theory and the Killer Crash Hypothesis remove the objection about the lack of expected shock effects – objection (b) by the following.

The shock effects expected from the breakup of a fully-formed planet would not be expected in the break-up of a hot newly-compacted planet. The other planet (closest to Jupiter) named by Mass Vortex Theory as Illo, received momentum from Smithereens. It and its debris travelled away from the Crash site. Thus, it did not leave its planetary material behind at the Crash site. [Explained more fully in an article on the Killer Crash.]

Mass Vortex Theory and the Killer Crash Hypothesis remove the objection about the lack of mass in the Asteroid Belt – objection (a) – by the following.

Smithereens both: a) transferred some momentum to Illo and b) changed direction to move away from the Crash site back towards the Parent Vortex. The broken-up pieces of Smithereens traveled different paths back towards the center, hitting both Mars and Venus. It appears that one piece ended up as Makemake in the Kuiper Belt (it has spin), some pieces may have been consumed by the Vortex/Sun and one piece the fast-moving flow of the Parent Vortex and then gravitationally coupled with Earth’s protoplanet to become Earth’s moon. Why expect ALL of the shattered pieces of a planet to stay in the the region of the Asteroid Belt?


Illo (the planet closer to Jupiter) and Smithereens each experienced different impact results. This is because Illo was harder and colder. The collision caused its ice, atmosphere and surface material to separated from the harder body below. Smithereens was hot; it shattered into pieces and the bulk of the mass rebounded towards the center.