A POSSIBLE RELATION BETWEEN PLANETARY DISTANCES
AND THE 160-MINUTE SOLAR PULSATION
V. A. Kotov and S. Koutchmy*
Izvestiya Kryniskoi Astrofizicheskoi Observatorii,
Vol. 72, pp. 199–208, 1985
The discovery of global pulsations on the Sun with period Po = 160 min  enables us to consider a characteristic wavelength for the solar system L =cP0=19,24 a.u., where c is the velocity of light. The planetary distances show a statistically significant quasicommensurability between L and 2pai for the inner planets or between 2ai and L for the outer ones (ai is the major semiaxis of the orbit). This L commensurability leads to a new approach to the Titius-Bode planetary distance law. The physical mechanism responsible for this L commensurability in the solar system is evidently related to gravitational waves from an external source of unknown nature.
It is generally recognized that the distribution of the planets is not random and provides information on the formation mechanism and evolution of the solar system [1,2]. In many theories of the origin of the solar system, attempts are made to derive a planetary-distance law analogous to Bodes law, but none of these formulations can be taken as satisfactory. Alven and Arrhenius  criticized Bodes law but at the same time recognized that the solar system has regular structure and dynamics; they consider that resonant phenomena must play an important part in establishing the regularity, which is evidently also reflected in an exponential law of Bodes type, as well as the commensurability of many motions within the solar system.