Using Layers of Sedimentary Rocks to Describe Planetary Rotation

Most people assume that the rotation of the planets in our solar system around our sun is a fixed, predictable thing. These  orbits can be mathematically computed and relied upon, and not much changes in a rotation besides the known Milankovitch cycles. The real world, it turns out, is much more complex. The planets actually rotate via the “Chaotic Solar System”, a theory which had no hard proof until very recently. This theory states that minuscule interactions between flying planets can, over time, throw off orbits completely, and make planetary loops much more random and disorganized. Under this theory, there is potential for planetary impacts to occur millions of years down the line, between Earth and Mars and even Earth and Venus. How do we know this model is correct? A recent study done by examining sedimentary rocks in Colorado helps describe the oddities of our planets rotation around the sun, and its complexities and irregularities could only exist in this Chaotic Solar System theory. Read this article for more information:

From rocks in Colorado, evidence of a ‘chaotic solar system’