By Doug Yurchey

The Titius-Bode Law basically predicts the spacing of the planets or distances from the sun. The relationship was first theorized by Johann Titius in 1766 and was calculated as a mathematical progression by J.E. Bode in 1778.

Start with the following series of numbers:
0, 3, 6, 12, 24, 48, 96, 192, 384, 768

With the exception of the first two numbers, the others are twice the value of the preceding number.

Add 4 to each one: 4, 7, 10, 16, 28, 52, 100, 196, 388, 772

Then divide by 10: .4, .7, 1.0, 1.6, 2.8, 5.2, 10.0, 19.6, 38.8, 77.2

The astronomers of the 18th Century dubbed this progression a 'law.'

Generally, Bode's formula follows planetary distances from the sun:

MERCURY 0 .39  0.4
VENUS 0 .72 0 .7
EARTH 1.0  1.0
MARS 1.52  1.6
-asteroids- --  -- 2.8
JUPITER   5.2 5.2
SATURN  9.54  10.0
URANUS  19.19  19.6
NEPTUNE  30.1 --
PLUTO  39.5  38.8
PLANET X  -- 77.2

The above chart compares real distances to Bode's Law and is worth study. The numbers are in Astronomical Units where 1 = 93 million miles. Mercury and Venus, less than one Astronomical Unit, are very close to the formula. Mars is close and large Jupiter exactly conforms to Bode. Saturn is very slightly off. Could the creation of the big ring have contributed to throwing Saturn just off from its perfect placement in the progression?

Hundreds of years ago, astronomical scientists searched for the missing planet in the gap between the inner and outer planets; at the 2.8 Astronomical Unit distance. In 1801, Ceres was discovered at the 2.8 distance and thought to be the Bodian planet. But, Ceres was small and irregular. In 1802, Pallas was discovered at the same distance. Then, Juno in 1804 and Vesta in 1807 were found to be rough planetoids at the 2.8 distance. Later, numerous smaller objects were discovered and now thousands are known to compose the Asteroid Belt. Asteroids are not all over the solar system; they are primarily in the gap between Mars and Jupiter. This is consistent with a planet that has exploded! Ceres, with a diameter of 933 kilometers, is the largest fragment.

Bode' law was accepted as factual until the discovery of Nepture in 1846. The old law was discarded and still has not been successfully resurrected as a valid rule. What if Neptune is the exception? Check the chart and eliminate Neptune: The result is PLUTO basically fits the pattern! No one has noticed this. This quaint quasi-law, from the 18th Century, may be a factor if a large Planet 10 is discovered at a 7 billion mile distance from the sun. {Let this writer PREDICT here and now that a 'large' - true planet will be found one day at 7 billion miles distance}.

Bode's Law works for particular planets and their satellite systems. For example, Uranus' satellites: Miranda; Ariel; Umbriel; Titania and Oberon also are positioned in the Bode's Law Progression away from their center-planet.

There have been objects recently observed and generally studied in the Kuiper Belt; that is the area beyond Pluto and 1/5 of the way to the next star. This dark and cold region has barely been investigated. KBOs or Kuiper Belt Objects have been discovered at Caltech, in California. Astronomers have unofficially named the new object QUAOAR (kwah-o-ar). It is more than half the size of Pluto at 780 miles in diameter with a year of 288 Earth years. At 4 billion miles from the sun, Quaoar is the most distant object in our solar system to have been photographed by an optical telescope. {When this writer first saw on the news that the supposed Planet 10 was discovered, its distance was checked to the next Bode's Law Position}. Small Quaoar does not fit the old law.

Hundreds of relatively small objects have been identified in the Kuiper Belt. The record holder, before Quaoar, was an object called Varuna; 40% of the size of Pluto or 560 miles. The new Caltech discovery is larger than Pluto's Moon Charon at 745 miles. Another KBO is Ixion that is the size of Charon. These bodies are not true planets. Concerning Quaoar: 'Its discovery raises the prospects that yet another object as big or perhaps larger than Pluto might lurk out there.'


A huge planet, larger than Jupiter, going around our sun, is probably far beyond the orbit of Pluto. The outer planets unexpectedly move; being influenced by this undiscovered mass. When the large Planet 10 is not be surprised if it is 7 billion miles from the sun or in the next Bode Position after Pluto.

So what? What does this mean? There is an artificialness to cosmic bodies and cosmic situations. {I have written about the unnaturalness of Venus and the myth of the Moon's 'gravity-lock'}. THE PLANETS WERE NOT STREWN IN CHAOTIC RANDOMNESS....RATHER, THEY WERE ORIGINALLY PLACED IN PERFECT ORDER.

Who did this? Who placed the planets there? - Some god; some alien; Slartybartfast; some superangel? Is this Order another example of Life in the solar system like the Face of Mars? After existing for so long, the planets surely have gone through more than a few violent changes. Some titanic upheavals were due to unnatural, planetary wars. The original Bode positions could have altered over the course of time via artificial means. The planet Mars may have gotten its legendary name: God of War because the Martians pulverized its neighbor; the 5th Planet; the one in the gap. Could the cataclysmic event that created the Asteroid Belt have been an act of war?

Unnaturalness may be the way of the galaxy or a universal law. This also could apply to the human race. Maybe people are not the natural result of millions of years of evolution. What if we were manufactured? Could our primal genesis have been a mass CLONING?

Copyright 2005 by Doug Yurchey.
Printed with permission.

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