posted on Feb, 19 2011 @ 03:03 PM
Assuming the orbit of Elenin represents the orbit of the brown dwarf...
At its closest point, on October 16, it will be 0.234 AU away and, assuming a typical brown dwarf absolute magnitude of around 10 to 15, this would
give it, at that time, an apparent magnitude of about -20 to -25, which is comparable to the sun. If this is true, they won't be able to hide it much
Currently, it's at a distance of 2.5 AU. Its apparent magnitude should be about -15 to -18. This is a bit brighter than the full moon. How can we
not see it with our own eyes, let alone in telescopes and on online services?
This, I could believe more than a theory that sticks to a completely physically impossible orbital period (like Nibiru). In fact, if you can answer
that last question, I will admit that it's possible that the government and scientists are hiding an incoming brown dwarf.
edit on 19-2-2011 by
CLPrime because: (no reason given)