posted on Sep, 18 2004 @ 09:13 AM
You mean the "Planet X" of Nancy Lieder, which zooms through the solar system every 3600 years, causing havoc? No. Doesn't exist. Just read up
on your history (wikipedia is a good place for it) of civilizations for the past 5,000 years (written records go back at least that far) and you'll
see that it's quite bogus.
"Planet X", for those of you who don't know, was supposed to "hit" our end of the solar system last year and is now "between the Earth and the
sun" (yeah, right) and causing a slowdown in the Earth's rotation (yeah, right) every time the Marianas Trench points toward the sun (yeah...
As a point of information, there's not enough mass in the asteroid belt for a planet.
Are there planets in the Oort cloud? I'll go with the astronomers and say "maybe." Are there planets beyond Pluto? Obviously (we've named two
that we've found, but they're quite small and there's some argument about whether they should be called planets.
Are there planets around other solar systems? Yes, absolutely. Fascinating ones. We've discovered about 50 so far (if memory serves.)