Polar Configuration Planet 'Stack'
"At first sight, it would appear that a magnetic connection sustained the grouping of the five-planet stack, except that Mars has no magnetic field. We could assume thought that at least Mars would have been right side up. . . .
It is not the magnetic field that aligns the planets. They are aligned because that is how they are presented in space -- with north as up and south as down, and with a north-south magnetic dipole presented the same way. At least that is how we would see them or think of them. Magnetic forces are not powerful enough to move planets around, and additionally, it is not assured that these planets even had magnetic fields in this Saturnian grouping.
It is thus a coincidence that we find the planets "as if" they are held together by magnetic forces. Yet they also violate the concept of magnetic attraction in that they remain separated from each other. We have to suggest that most likely the planets stayed separated because of their electrical fields, but this also is negated. The obvious passage of plasma from Saturn to the other planets reveals that Saturn and the solar system planets were not at the same charge level.
So what kept the planets apart? Van Flandern would say that the captured planets were just satellites traveling with Saturn. They will remain on an orbit around the Sun parallel to their primary. Apparently what happens at close range is entirely different from what we would expect planets to experience at large separation distances. We can find other excuses: the magnetospheres of planets are very complex, with space-charge sheets and currents crossing at different locations. And the flow of plasma, in that it is an electrical current, creates additional local magnetic fields." (Cook, Appendix B)
Note: Dr Halton Arp has studied orientation of galaxies, etc, and found clear evidence of polar (lateral?) "filamentation" of systasis. -- see esp. http://haltonarp.com/illustrations
Planets are globes which each carry an electrical charge and it is this -- their electric field -- which keeps them apart. The planets in the Saturnian Polar Configuration would keep their distance from each other because the electrical repulsion would quickly equal gravitational attraction at close distances, that is, within the enclosing plasmasphere of Saturn. Keeping a distance between two planets in close proximity is not as simple as stated here.
To explain some of this: Each planet is enclosed in a "coma" of plasma, where the electrical field of the planet gradually diminishes until a double layer of particles is reached at the extreme of the enclosing coma. At the double layer the electric field inverts to match the exterior electric field of the Sun. The double layer thus isolates (shields) a planet from being sensed by any other planet. (Electric fields do not extend beyond conductive surfaces.) The plasmaspheres extend ten to twenty diameters beyond a planet.
Planets without a magnetic field will form a coma close to the surface if there is no atmosphere. A planet with a magnetic field will have a much larger plasmasphere. In the direction away from the Sun, there will be a region which shadows the Sun's electric field, and the plasmasphere will extend into the shadow -- often by tens of millions of miles. This forms the "tail" of the coma (plasmasphere) of a planet (as with comets).
But when a planet enters the plasmasphere of another planet, conditions are different. This is seen in all the regular satellites of all the planets, as with the Moon, which moves in and out of the Earth's plasmasphere. . . .
The simplest explanation is the following: The distribution of equipotential lines within the plasmasphere (within the coma) will be shaped sort of like an apple, with two dimples located above or below the magnetic poles of the planet (this shape normally defines the "magnetosphere"). This apple-shape of the coma rotates with the rotation of the magnetic poles of a planet on a daily basis. But this does not follow through when planets are very near each other ...
Both gravitational attraction and electrical repulsion are functions of the inverse of the separating distance (the square of the distance for gravitation). But the magnetic field of Saturn within the plasmasphere would reshape the electrical field intensity to the "apple" shape of the magnetosphere of Saturn. Thus only the gravitational attraction would be spherical. The electrical repulsion would be shaped by the magnetic lines of force within Saturn's plasmasphere with a region of lower electrical potential (and thus a lesser repulsive force) at the two "dimple" locations of the "apple" shape. At this location neither force would overwhelm the other and a stable balance point could be reached between two planets.
At a much greater separation, if the plasmaspheres of two planets touch, they will reform to become a single enclosing plasmasphere. The planets will then sense each other's electric charge, and repulsive forces will result (since both will be negative). This will be followed immediately by the induction of opposite voltages in one of the planets, resulting in a sudden increased difference in voltage between the two, causing an attractive electrical force between them, but also resulting in an attempt at charge equalization because of the voltage difference -- electrical arcs or thunderbolts will pass between the two. (Cook, Chapter 3)