posted on Feb, 11 2005 @ 08:32 AM
Maybe there was a "planet" X observed by the Sumerians etc. but its surely gone now.
How about this planet x originally being a perticalur large/bright comet, bright enough to impact the ancient people and write stories about it?
Comets have highly elliptical orbits and can travel between the Kuyper belt and our inner solar system. I suggest the option, that the path of this
comet was semi-stable, that there was indeed an allmost regular periodicity for some time, but that it slowly went out of sync, caused by our own
planets or other Kuyper belt objects send it somewhere else or even smashed against some other Kuyper belt object ???
I am very excited about the many microplanes sized objects we are now discovering in the Kuyper belt, wich probably extends all the way to the Oort
cloud, These are the resources we need to slowly and gradually grow our civilisation towards the nearest stars , don't need a fancy warpdrive, just a
thousand years and a few generations of resource scavenging humans will simply grow towards them.
Naturally, building some particle beams from the rocks and planetoids found along the way, will help to bring in faster the next waves of pioneers and
materials. Ideally we would send some small, light and fast nanoswarms ahead to prepare the way and do the terraforming of planets around other stars
[edit on 11-2-2005 by Countermeasures]