posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:23 AM
Originally posted by paearmor
Its an old thread, but it fits right? So where is this thing now that was disturbing the planets orbits???
Well, the "thing that was disturbing the planets' orbits" didn't exist.
Most folks who get excited about this topic don't read a lot about astronomy or astrophysics (the real stuff) but instead read pages written by
people who have an inspiration but don't actually go look up the math (because math makes everyone's eyes water.) Articles like the one cited are
written by reporters who don't know how to read science publications.
This has been a gripe of scientists for decades.
So... yes, there's an Oort cloud (body of material outside our major planet area) that contains dwarf planets (probably lots of them) and from which
our comets come. There isn't any brown dwarf out there because a brown dwarf is a star and it shines. While it's a dim light compared to the light
of our sun, it would be far brighter than any planet in our solar system and we would have discovered it long before we had telescopes.