posted on May, 10 2010 @ 09:36 PM
reply to post by Dragiero
I guess a little background needs to be provided.
One other thing, you cannot, you absolutly cannot say that there is no other planet out there. Until you have explored every corner of the
universe then I don't want to here you ignorant ramblings about how there aren't any other planets.
I am not saying that there are no other planets in the universe. That would be silly since planets are discovered around other stars every other day
now it seems.
The issue is whether or not Nibiru as claimed by Sitchin can exist. That is a definite NO. Sitchin's claims make no sense whatsoever. They do not
match astronomy and the associated laws of physics.
Can the Earth have an unknown planet? Yes. That is certainly true. The problem is not if a planet exists but how far out it MUST be.
Here is an analogy. If I see a deer track in my yard, then I know there are deer in the area. I don't have to see a deer to learn that deer are here.
In a similar fashion I don't have to see a planet to know it is out there. Any planet or comet or whatever has gravity. The gravity of one object
pulls on all other objects. The elliptical paths of the known planets have these little, but measurable, differences from the elliptical path it would
have were there no other planets around. Careful measurements of the planets are taken. The present precision of measurements tells us that there are
no unaccounted planets in our solar system. The key word is precision.
Is it possible that a planet could be out there and undetected? Yes. A planet could be out there, but it would have to be far enough away that the
effects it has on other planets is too small to be measured today. The distance for a small planet such as the earth puts the distance at 320 times
the distance of the Earth to the sun. That's what astronomers call 320AU. That's beyond the Kuiper belt, which is 55AU at the farthest.
It is also possible to see planets out there with the whole sky cataloging programs. The limit for seeing planets back in 2004 was 340AU.
Yes, planets could be out there. If they are out there then searches have pushed them far out beyond the orbits of the known planets, and even beyond
the edge of the Kuiper belt.