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A century of comet data suggests a dark, Jupiter-sized object is lurking at the solar system’s outer edge and hurling chunks of ice and dust toward Earth.
“We’ve accumulated 10 years more data, double the comets we viewed to test this hypothesis,” said planetary scientist John Matese of the University of Louisiana. “Only now should we be able to falsify or verify that you could have a Jupiter-mass object out there.”
In a new analysis of observations dating back to 1898, Matese and Whitmire confirm their original idea: About 20 percent of the comets visible from Earth were sent by a dark, distant planet.
Originally posted by crimsongod21
reply to post by Jason88
maybe im just crazy but in that image on your op i think there missing a planet, namely uranus, but then again maybe im just not seeing it. please tell me im not crazy please lol.
as well is obvious the first two planets mercury and venus but thats not as weird as them just skipping uranus right in the middle of the line of planetsedit on 29-11-2010 by crimsongod21 because: add content
Originally posted by Jason88
reply to post by crimsongod21
HA! Good catch. The artist forgot Uranus, the 7th planet from the sun.
I don't know what to think, everyday it seems something new in space science is being unveiled to the public - could this massive planet (if it exists) affect us in other ways besides hurling comets our way (which sounds bad enough)? This stuff is amazing - we know nothing about space.
The work of Zecharia Sitchin has garnered much attention among ufologists, ancient astronaut theorists and conspiracy theorists. He claimed to have uncovered, through his retranslations of Sumerian texts, evidence that the human race was visited by a group of extraterrestrials from a distant planet in our own Solar System. Part of his theory lay in an astronomical interpretation of the Babylonian creation myth, the Enuma Elish, in which he replaced the names of gods with hypothetical planets. However, since the principal evidence for Sitchin's claims lay in his own personally derived etymologies and not on any scholarly agreed interpretations, his theories remain at most pseudoscience to the majority of academics.