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Then explain the weird tilts of uranus and neptune? Scientific evidence suggest there is something pulling them, someone big, beyond pluto.
What about all the articles of a new heavenly body found in the mid 1980's? It even made encyclopedias. There were lots of news articles about it, but then they just shut up about it. It disappeared. No one ever talked about it again. That' seems pretty weird to me. I was around back then, and I remember getting a book all about planet X, I wish I still had that book it was really interesting.
Originally posted by lestweforget
reply to post by stereologist
You didnt even acknowledge let alone address the question from shadow regarding NASAs claim of finally locating planet X in 1983-84 then mysteriously retracted it. And what of Robert S Harrington?
How can you deny the existence of Nibiru when NASA discovered it in 1983 and the story appeared in leading newspapers? At that time you called it Planet X, and later it was named Xena or Eris.
IRAS (the NASA Infrared Astronomy Satellite, which carried out a sky survey for 10 months in 1983) discovered many infrared sources, but none of them was Nibiru or Planet X or any other objects in the outer solar system. There is a good discussion from Caltech to be found at (spider.ipac.caltech.edu/staff/tchester/iras/no_tenth_planet_yet.html). Briefly, IRAS cataloged 350,000 infrared sources, and initially many of these sources were unidentified (which was the point, of course, of making such a survey). All of these observations have been followed up by subsequent studies with more powerful instruments both on the ground and in space. The rumor about a "tenth planet" erupted in 1984 after a scientific paper was published in Astrophysical Journal Letters titled "Unidentified point sources in the IRAS minisurvey", which discussed several infrared sources with "no counterparts". But these "mystery objects" were subsequently found to be distant galaxies (except one, which was a wisp of "infrared cirrus"), as published in 1987. No IRAS source has ever turned out to be a planet. A good discussion of this whole issue is to be found on Phil Plait's website (www.badastronomy.com/bad/misc/planetx/science.html#iras). The bottom line is that Nibiru is a myth, with no basis in fact. To an astronomer, persistent claims about a planet that is "nearby" but "invisible" are just plain silly.
Then explain the weird tilts of uranus and neptune?
Originally posted by Star48Gazer
Niburu or planet X might be a star-companion circling around Sun with some period related to precession Earth
movement and if it is a brown dwarf or star closer to neutron star stage so it would be dimly visible to the naked
eyes. Intensive volcanic activity is just indirect symptom of that. Yellowstone caldera bulging, Afar triangle in
Africa splitting slowly and its two volcanos are showing red lava like Mt. Etna in Sicily. Those things are difficult
Mars' great canyon complex, Valles Marineris, dwarfs the size and splendor of Earth's own Grand Canyon. But while geologists have a formed a fairly complete picture of how the Grand Canyon formed, the mechanisms that carved out Valles Marineris and its component canyons have been a longstanding mystery, with explanations ranging from massive floods to tectonic processes like those that cause earthquakes and build mountains on Earth.