reply to post by luxordelphi
Actually according to the Russian broadcast Nibiru is currently at the edge of our solar system and will come 'terribly' close to earth
making its' closest approach on Feb. 14, 2013.
And....you just blindly accept this "claim"? Without doing a little bit of math?
"...edge of our solar system...." Would you agree that is near the distance of the orbit of Neptune? Or, Pluto? (Pluto actually has a very
elliptical orbit, and comes close to the Sun than Neptune for part of its complete path).
So.....let's do some calculations:
--(Starting from now, 27th November 2011)--
Days until 14 February, 2013 = 445
(34 in 2011 + 366 in 2012 + 45 in 2013)
"Straight Line" distance from Earth to orbit of Neptune = 4.3 Billion Kilometers
(**)[This is the closest that Earth and Neptune get, when both on same side of the Sun]. The farthest is 4.55 Billion Km
So, mid-distance is about 4.45 Billion Km
. (That's 4,450,000,000
when written numerically).
And, that is easy math, with only 445 days to work with. This means that anything that far out will have to be travelling at 10,000,000 (Ten Million)
kilometers each day. What does that
mean? Well, divide by 24.
That equals 416,667 KPH (kilometers per hour). Or, ~116 km/sec (kilometers per second).
Now....what is the speed of the planets in our Solar System? Earth is moving at only about 30 km/sec
. The fastest planet is Mercury, since
its orbit is smallest, being closest to the Sun. Its velocity is about 48 km/sec
At distances where Neptune resides? Average of 5.45 km/sec!!
Conclusion? There is no "Planet X" inbound to "rendezvous" with Earth!
Oh, and one more thing.....in order for any object to cover the
distance from the "edge of our solar system" in 445 days .....the ~116 km/sec
....then that would mean the object is moving too fast to remain
in orbit of the Sun! Remember, Mercury's velocity is about 48 km/sec. AT the distance of Mercury, to the Sun, the escape velocity of the Sun is
only ~88 km/sec!
This impossible "Planet X" not only would have to move faster than anything else in our Solar System, it would not even stay in orbit around the
Sun.....not at that velocity, on that trajectory.