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...the remaining signal was far larger than anyone expected. In fact, it is so large it either means there is some unforeseen problem with the gyros or that our sun is part of a binary star system.
Yes, that’s right, if the data is correct our solar system is curving through space (carrying the earth and spacecraft with it of course) so rapidly that the only way to explain it is if our sun is gravitationally bound to another nearby star. When I met with the GP-B team at Stanford last fall they were still in the early process of analysing the data but openly discussed the idea of an unknown companion to our sun, including the possibility of a not too distant blackhole.
Can WISE Find the Hypothetical 'Tyche'? - Nasa.gov
In November 2010, the scientific journal Icarus published a paper by astrophysicists John Matese and Daniel Whitmire, who proposed the existence of a binary companion to our sun, larger than Jupiter, in the long-hypothesized "Oort cloud" -- a faraway repository of small icy bodies at the edge of our solar system. The researchers use the name "Tyche" for the hypothetical planet.
Evidence mounts for sun's companion star
April 24, 2006
Walter Cruttenden at BRI, Professor Richard Muller at UC Berkeley, Dr. Daniel Whitmire of the University of Louisiana, amongst several others, have long speculated on the possibility that our sun might have an as yet undiscovered companion. Most of the evidence has been statistical rather than physical. The recent discovery of Sedna, a small planet like object first detected by Cal Tech astronomer Dr. Michael Brown, provides what could be indirect physical evidence of a solar companion. Matching the recent findings by Dr. Brown, showing that Sedna moves in a highly unusual elliptical orbit, Cruttenden has determined that Sedna moves in resonance with previously published orbital data for a hypothetical companion star.
Walter Cruttenden agrees that Sedna's highly elliptical orbit is very unusual, but noted that the orbit period of 12,000 years is in neat resonance with the expected orbit periodicity of a companion star as outlined in several prior papers.
Sun Has Binary Partner, May Affect The Earth
The ground-breaking and richly illustrated new book, Lost Star of Myth and Time, marries modern astronomical theory with ancient star lore to make a compelling case for the profound influence on our planet of a companion star to the sun.
Author and theorist, Walter Cruttenden, presents the evidence that this binary orbit relationship may be the cause of a vast cycle causing the Dark and Golden Ages common in the lore of ancient cultures.
Researching archaeological and astronomical data at the unique think tank, the Binary Research Institute, Cruttenden concludes that the movement of the solar system plays a more important role in life than people realize, and he challenges some preconceived notions:
The phenomenon known as the precession of the equinox, fabled as a marker of time by ancient peoples, is not due to a local wobbling of the Earth as modern theory portends, but to the solar system's gentle curve through space.
This movement of the solar system occurs because the Sun has a companion star; both stars orbit a common center of gravity, as is typical of most double star systems. The grand cycle -- the time it takes to complete one orbit -- is called a "Great Year," a term coined by Plato.
Originally posted by Shadowfoot
My supposition in this regards, mind you purely supposition is that since we have recently discovered that Sagittarius and the Milky Way are/have been crossing through one anothers path...perhaps there is some anomalous gravitational interplay occurring there?
Originally posted by gg03081966
The anomalous redshift readings recorded by Dr. William Tift and popularized by David Wilcock show that gravity and the structure of light are not what we think. Perhaps a similar mechanism is at work here?
A wide-binary solar companion as a possible origin of Sedna-like objects
Sedna is the first inner Oort cloud object to be discovered. Its dynamical origin remains unclear, and a possible mechanism is considered here. We investigate the parameter space of a hypothetical solar companion...
A solar companion capable of both detaching Sedna and creating the Oort cloud anomaly would likely have been seen in the IRAS survey. Even if the hypothetical object has been recorded in these databases, it is unlikely to have been perceived as a solar companion. The recent discovery of the 2MASS binary 2M1207a,b (Chauvin, et al. (2004)) in which a 5MJ companion is separated by 55 AU from a brown dwarf suggests that wide-binary stellar companions of mass ¼ 5MJ may not be unusual. The same group has found that AB Pictoris has a ¼ 13 ¡ 14MJ companion separated by ¼ 270 AU. A Jupiter mass or larger object on a highly inclined orbit in the inner Oort cloud would most likely have formed as a small, distant binary-star like companion, e.g., by fragmentation during collapse or capture. We conclude that a model of a hypothetical wide-binary solar companion of mass ¼ 3 ¡ 10MJ orbiting at distances of ¼ 10; 000 AU is no less cosmogonically plausible than is the stellar impulse scenario.