posted on Apr, 13 2003 @ 11:26 AM
Dragonrider, how hould NASA have hidden this brown dwarf from everybody elese? From the Russians and Chinese? And why would they? Bureaucrats never
tell lies that lead to their own budgets being cut. Please propose sensible conspiracies and not ones that run contrary to human nature. Here is one:
The whole planet X hoax is a ruse by NASA to get more funding for telescopes in orbit closer to the sun that could monitor for objects hitting Earth
after flying by the sun. Posted by Chipolte
How could we hide a brown dwarf? Technically, very easily. Such an object could NOT be detected visually, only through IR/UV/Xray, requiring
observation gear not available to amatuer astronomers, only available to NASA funded sites, or idirectly, though back calculations of other observed
orbital quirks. In this event, an amatuer could make all the calculations he wanted, but before it was *accepted* by the scientific community, it has
to be *blessed* by NASA: All NASA has to do is find a "flaw" in the mathmatics, and it is null and void as far as the scientific community is
concerned. If the original astronomer tried to press the case, he would be at risk of loosing his credibility.
Hide it from the Russians and Chinese? First of all, neither of these nations are spending great deals of money to support thier astronomical
programs, they are barely subsisting. Second of all, the US, Russian, and China, as well as most of the high ranking industrialized nations have
contacts at very high levels for just such situations that need to be held and discussed out of the eyes and ears of the general public. Yes, you can
scream conspiracy, but that is essentially what it is.
Why? I have posted on that numerous times before, but if you need me to reiterate, it can be claimed to either A, prevent mass hysteria, or B, allow
people to die quickly in ignorance with a minimum of pain. Of course, a lack of public knowledge increases the chance of the cabal making it into
thier reinforced bunkers without much problem from screaming masses.