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Persistent Evidence of a Jovian Mass Solar Companion in the Oort Cloud
John J. Matese, Daniel P. Whitmire
(Submitted on 26 Apr 2010)
We present an updated dynamical and statistical analysis of outer Oort cloud cometary evidence suggesting the sun has a wide-binary Jovian mass companion. The results support a conjecture that there exists a companion of mass ~ 1-4 M_Jup orbiting in the innermost region of the outer Oort cloud. Our most restrictive prediction is that the orientation angles of the orbit normal in galactic coordinates are centered on the galactic longitude of the ascending node Omega = 319 degree and the galactic inclination i = 103 degree (or the opposite direction) with an uncertainty in the normal direction subtending ~ 2% of the sky. A Bayesian statistical analysis suggests that the probability of the companion hypothesis is comparable to or greater than the probability of the null hypothesis of a statistical fluke. Such a companion could also have produced the detached Kuiper Belt object Sedna. The putative companion could be easily detected by the recently launched Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).
Comments: 41 pages, 9 figures, submitted to ICARUS
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as: arXiv:1004.4584v1 [astro-ph.EP]
From: Daniel Whitmire Ph.D. [view email]
[v1] Mon, 26 Apr 2010 18:00:59 GMT (570kb)
The putative companion could be easily detected by the recently launched Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).
Originally posted by Atzil321
Binary systems are more common than single star systems, Its possible our sun
has a small companion hidden somewhere out beyond the Oort cloud. But even
if it does, it poses no danger to life on earth and would not be the mythical nibiru.
Originally posted by Atzil321...it poses no danger to life on earth and would not be the mythical nibiru.
Originally posted by Atzil321
reply to post by this_is_who_we_are
Common sense and a half decent education
Evidence for that statement?
Originally posted by Phage
Matese and Whitmire have been talking about this for a long time. They've adjusted their theories quite a bit over the years and their means of coming to their conclusion. They have little evidence to support their theory and indeed, there is little support from the astronomical community for it.
But I don't see what this has to do with 2012. They've refined their theory to an object in an orbit between 10,000 and 30,000 AU from the Sun, which means it has an orbital period of about 2 million years. They do not make any claim that Tyche enters the inner solar system.
www.independent.co.uk...edit on 9/2/2011 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Here's a paper I found at the Cornell University Library site. It's a 41 page paper submitted on April 26th, 2010 that argues for the existence of a Solar companion with the mass of Jupiter within the Oort Cloud. Just more scientific data to support the Nibiru or Planet X theory.