A HOT WHIRLPOOL
I have relied on two friends, both Physicists, and asked them how the spongy center of the Doughnut-like planetary nebula could be refrigerated. They proposed a refrigerant like the coolant used in nuclear reactors, i.e. water. I spent several weeks turning this stuff over my mind. Finally, I found that the top refrigerants of the planetary nebula had been ice water and frost methane, which were two of the primary compounds formed at some phase in the origin of our Solar System.
The support for water as the more important freezer in the spongy center comes from the observation of large quantities of water in the Interstellar Medium at distant Nebulas. Besides, it seems that water and methane are present all over from our Solar System. We have found water on comets, asteroids, planets, moons, interplanetary dust and even in the interplanetary space.
Then the ringed cloud encircling the Earth could maintain a twisting movement around the spongy center. These rotating particles would be affected by drastic changes in the temperature of the denser sections of dust, like into a hurricane. The ringed nebula had two hotter areas and two colder areas at the external layer. The hottest surface was facing the sun. Due to the inclination of the Earth's orbit, the hottest area was receiving directly the solar radiation. The other plane, less warm than the area facing the Sun, was the surface situated in front of the Earth. The heat irradiated by the primitive Earth warmed the inner wall, but considerably lesser than the external wall exposed to the Sun radiation.
Conversely, the colder regions of the ringed cloud were the surfaces -one opposed to another- that were facing the gelid space, let’s say, the Northern and Southern surfaces of the ringed cloud. One of these surfaces received obliquely the solar radiation, depending on the Earth's position over its trajectory around the Sun. This surface was colder than the opposite surface.
The different temperatures were drawn as slightly curved arrows rotating throughout the terrestrial cloud, some in a counterclockwise trajectory, while the other were represented in a clockwise trajectory. Given that the temperatures were steadily variable in line with the position of the Earth on its orbit around the Sun, the only surface with a quasi-stable temperature would be the surface that was facing to the Earth, that is, the inner surface of the ring.
Those conditions propitiated the formation of a heat vortex around the colder tubular core of the terrestrial cloud.
July 14, 2004