Planet X Nibiru
"Crossing" or "Point of Transition"
|Planet X Nibiru
"Crossing" or "Point of Transition"
In 1976, Zecharia Sitchin stirred up a great deal of
controversy with the publication of his book, The Twelfth Planet. In
this and subsequent books, Sitchin presented his literal translations of
ancient Sumerian texts which told an incredible story about the origins
of humankind on planet Earth - a story far different and much more
fantastic than what we all learned in school.
cuneiform texts - some of the earliest known writing, dating back some
6,000 years - told the story of a race of beings called the Anunnaki.
The Anunnaki came to Earth from a planet in our solar system called
Nibiru, according to the Sumerians via Sitchin.
If you've never heard of
it, that's because mainstream science does not recognize Nibiru as one
of the planets that revolves around our Sun.
Yet it is there, claims
Sitchin, and its presence holds great importance not only for
humankind's past, but our future as well.
Nibiru's orbit around
the Sun is highly elliptical, according to Sitchin's books, taking it
out beyond the orbit of Pluto at its farthest point and bringing it as
close to the Sun as the far side of the asteroid belt (a ring of
asteroids that is known to occupy a band of space between the orbits of
Mars and Jupiter).
It takes Nibiru 3,600 years to complete one orbital
journey, and it was last in this vicinity around 160 B.C.E.
As you can
imagine, the gravitational effects of a sizable planet moving close to
the inner solar system, as it is claimed for Nibiru, could wreak havoc
on the orbits of other planets, disrupt the asteroid belt and spell big
trouble for planet Earth.
point out that such an object so close to Earth would be easily visible
to the naked eye (Jupiter and Saturn are both visible to the naked eye,
and are dimmer than Nibiru would be at their distances), and would be
creating noticeable effects in the orbits of the outer planets.
counter this by claiming that the object has been hiding behind the Sun
for several years, though such a claim is geometrically impossible.
of Nibiru near the Sun taken by amateurs are usually of lens flares,
false images of the Sun created by reflections within the lens.
the discovery of the planet Neptune in 1846, there was considerable
speculation that another planet might exist beyond its orbit.
The search began in the mid-19th century but culminated at the start of the 20th with Percival Lowell's quest for Planet X.
proposed the Planet X hypothesis to explain apparent discrepancies in
the orbits of the gas giants, particularly Uranus and Neptune,
speculating that the gravity of a large unseen ninth planet could have
perturbed Uranus enough to account for the irregularities.
Tombaugh's discovery of Pluto in 1930 appeared to validate Lowell's
hypothesis, and Pluto was officially considered the ninth planet until
In 1978, however, Pluto was found to be too small for its gravity
to affect the gas giants, resulting in a brief search for a tenth
The search was largely abandoned in the early 1990s,
when a study of measurements made by the Voyager 2 spacecraft found that
the irregularities observed in Uranus's orbit were due to a slight
overestimation of Neptune's mass.
After 1992, the discovery of
numerous small icy objects with similar or even wider orbits than Pluto
led to a debate over whether Pluto should remain a planet, or whether it
and its neighbours should, like the asteroids, be given their own
Although a number of the larger members
of this group were initially described as planets, in 2006 the
International Astronomical Union reclassified Pluto and its largest
neighbours as dwarf planets, leaving only eight planets in the Solar
Today, the astronomical community widely agrees that
Planet X, as originally envisioned, does not exist.
However, the concept
of Planet X has been revived by a number of astronomers to explain
other anomalies observed in the outer Solar System.
culture, and even among some astronomers, Planet X has become a stand-in
term for any undiscovered planet in the outer Solar System, regardless
of its relationship to Lowell's hypothesis.
planets have also been suggested, based on different evidence.
In a 2009 interview with the Discovery Channel, Mike Brown noted that, while it is not impossible that the Sun has a distant planetary companion, such an object would have to be lying very far from the observed regions of the Solar System to have no gravitational effect on the other planets.
A Mars-sized object could lie undetected at 300 AU (10 times the distance of Neptune); a Jupiter-sized object at 30,000 AU (1000 times the distance of Neptune).
To travel 1000 AU (30 times the distance of Neptune) in two years, an object would need to be moving at 2400 km/s — faster than the galactic escape velocity.
At that speed, any object would be shot out of the Solar System, and then out of the Milky Way galaxy into intergalactic space.
Based on the book
Genesis Revisited from Zacharia Sitchin. About the history of the
Anunnaki from the planet Nibiru or Niburu told on Sumerian clay-tablets.
Many believers in the imminent approach of Planet X/Nibiru accuse NASA of deliberately covering up visual evidence of its existence.
Another accusation frequently made by websites predicting the collision is that the U.S. government built the South Pole Telescope to track Nibiru's trajectory, and that the object has been imaged optically.
Genesis Revisited from Phenomenon
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