Does anyone besides myself believe the planet Jupiter is not a planet at all but is a Sun that died and carried all of it's dead planets into this solar system pulled by this Sun's gravity?
Great theory, however I would propose that Jupiter is simply a failed star. Jupiter did not achieve enough mass (hydrogen) to create the temperature and pressure at its core to create and sustain a thermo nuclear reaction (fusion). We know that there are several star systems in our galaxy that have a binary star system. We were probably pretty close to being one of those. Imagine our seasons also being affected by another star either being close to us or on the other side of our solar system!