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Nibiru, Hercolubus, Planet X, Planet 9 Finally found and announced publicly by NASA

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Michael Brown doesn’t care how much you love Pluto. He loves it too, but that didn’t stop him from leading the charge in 2006 to strip it of its “planet” designation and bust it down to a mere dwarf planet. But now, the Caltech astronomer is making amends in a big way: along with Caltech planetary scientist Konstantin Batygin, he has just released a paper announcing the highly likely discovery of a new planet to replace Pluto—and no one’s ever going to be able to demote this one.

“The existence of another planet has been spoken about 100 times before,” Brown says. “But this is the first time in 150 years that we can say we have convincing evidence that the census of the solar system is incomplete.”

The discovery of the world that Brown and Batygin refer to in The Astronomical Journal simply as “Planet 9” began in 2003, with the discovery of a far more modest object named Sedna. A dwarf planet even smaller than Pluto, Sedna is a Kuiper Belt object (KBO), like Pluto one of a vast band of icy, rocky objects that surround the solar system beyond the orbit of Neptune. Brown was part of the team that found Sedna too, and if anything made the new world remarkable, it was its extreme distance from the sun—one that has it completing a single orbit in 11,400 years, compared to Pluto’s 248.

But something else was strange about Sedna as well—or at least about the company it keeps. In the years that followed, astronomers discovered five other KBOs whose closest approach to the sun (or perihelion) matches Sedna’s almost perfectly, both in distance and in the angle of the orbit relative to the horizon of the solar system.

This couldn’t be a coincidence. The matching perihelia have only a 0.7% likelihood of occurring by chance; the matching angles have only a 1% chance. The double match among all six objects factors out to a vanishingly small .007% likelihood of being random. “It was very exciting to notice this collection of objects in this super obscure arrangement,” says Brown. “The orbits are physically lined up in space.”

If it wasn’t chance that was behind such a tidy clustering, it had to be gravity—the influence of a passing object that herds the KBOs together, in the same way Saturn’s moons influence the positioning of particles in the rings. Using mathematical modeling and computer simulations, Brown and Batygin concluded that Sedna and the other members of its flock must be herded by an as-yet-unobserved planet with about ten times the mass of Earth, circling the sun at an average distance 20 times greater than that of Neptune—making one orbit every 20,000 years. A body with different mass or a different distance simply couldn’t explain the behavior of the six KBOs.

How Planet 9 found itself in so remote a place is unclear. It’s unlikely that it formed in situ, essentially coalescing out of the primordial cloud of dust and gas that formed the rest of the solar system, since there probably wouldn’t have been enough raw material to form so big a world out that far. Rather, the new planet might have accreted closer in like the other planets, and then been ejected by their gravitational forces.

“Planet 9 is part of the sun’s family,” says Brown. “The birth cluster turned it around so it was placed in a distant orbit. It has been there all along and has witnessed the development of the solar system from afar.”

Now, Brown and Batygin need earthbound witnesses to confirm that Planet 9 exists. Just as Neptune was originally inferred by wobbles spotted in Uranus’s orbit, the existence of Planet 9 can be inferred by the aligned KBOs. But without a verifiable observation, it’s still a theoretical discovery. The pair are hoping to crowdsource that job, getting as many telescopes looking as possible across the globe. They’ve made the challenge easier by mapping Planet 9’s orbit; now skywatchers have to pinpoint where it is on that very long path..

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    • Sean

      NASA and Sitchin :lol:

      Z. Sitchin was born in Russia to Jewish Parents and raised in Israel, graduated from the University of London with a degree in Economic History. :lol:

      He worked for years as a journalist and editor in Israel before settling in New York City.

      Who controls the past, controls the future. Who controls the present, controls the past.
      George Orwell 1984

      History is the lie commonly agreed upon.

      Zecharia Sitchin, along with Erich von Däniken and Immanuel Velikovsky, make up the holy trinity of Pseudohistorians.

      Sitchin’s claim to fame is announcing that he alone correctly reads ancient Sumerian clay tablets. [Of course, he didn't announce this by taking out an ad in the New York Times but by implying it with his "translations" that do not jibe with the work of legitimate scholars in the field.]

      If Sitchin is right, then All other scholars have misread these tablets, which, according to Sitchin, reveal that gods from another planet Nibiru or Niburu, which orbits our Sun every 3,600 years arrived on Earth some 450,000 years ago and created humans by genetic engineering of female apes.

      Like von Däniken and Velikovsky, Sitchin weaves a compelling and entertaining story out of Facts, Misrepresentations, Fictions, Speculations, Misquotes, and Mistranslations.

      Their works are very attractive to those who love a good mystery and are Ignorant of the nature and limits of scientific knowledge. They are especially attractive to those who are Ignorant of biblical and historical scholarship.

      Sitchin promotes himself as a Biblical scholar and master of ancient languages, but his real mastery was in making up his own translations of Biblical texts to support his readings of Sumerian and Akkadian writings.

      Indeed, a reader of Sitchin’s book would do well to keep a couple of Bibles handy to check up on the verses Sitchin quotes.

      Many of them will sound odd or unrecognizable because they have been translated from their familiar form, this is made harder by the fact that Sitchin rarely tells you just which verse he is quoting. This would be much more acceptable if he wasn’t using the twisted translations to support the thesis that led to the twisted translations (Hafernik).

      He has received nothing but ridicule from scientific archaeologists and scholars familiar with Ancient Languages.

      In an August 1, 2012 interview with host and Dual Sun researcher Donny Gilson, Alfred Lambremont Webre revealed a long-hidden secret in the life of author Zecharia Sitchin

      That he was an advisor to the U.S. Department of Defense in setting up the 2003 illegal invasion of Iraq, and that he knowingly promoted a fraudulent “Nibiru” hoax, as part of an Illuminati global fear-based plan to usher in a New World Order global dictatorship (NWO) through public fear and terror generated by a “2012-13 Nibiru Flyby” meme generated in part by Sitchin’s Nibiru hoax.

      Zecharia Sitchin Masonic Jew – Sumerian Tablets = BAALsh*t

      “We have founded many secret associations, which all work for our purpose, under our orders and our direction.

      One of the many triumphs of our Freemasonry is that those Gentiles who become members of our Lodges, should never suspect that we are using them to build their own jails, upon whose terraces we shall erect the throne of our universal King of the Jews (Satan) and should never know that we are commanding them to forge the chains of their own servility to our future King of the World”.

      Opening speech made at the B’nai B’rith convention in Paris

      Published in the Catholic Gazette, Feb 1936

    • conscious soul

      No! It is still the 10th planet (planet X). People need read between the lines. The reason they downgraded pluto was because the worlds government’s were watching the “10 planet” planet X for decade’s. They knew the time would come when there would be great interest on the subject. Also the fact is they couldn’t keep the lie going for too much longer because of the planet being visible through telescope or the naked eye either now or in the near future. Where ever it (planet X) truly is at this very moment, we are feeling the effects of its force on our solar system. Get right!!!!

    • unidentified

      maybe nasa ought to admit they have evidence/knowledge that all the planets in the solar system are currently inhabited/occupied today, some more advanced, and rouge mystery object not on the way to destroy this planet that is the biggest hoax of all

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