posted on May, 14 2012 @ 06:03 PM
I was about to post this on Breaking News, because it hit MSM just today, but I think it's more appropriate in the topic Space Exploration, so there
An astronomer at the National Observatory of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, named Rodney Gomes
(mark this name, he may be making history), affirms
he found a rogue planet hidden behind Neptune, that by his calculations could just fit in the depictions of NIBIRU.
Does Earth have a new friend?
An astrophysicist says it's likely that an as-yet undiscovered planet exists on the dark fringes of our solar system, messing with the orbits of
celestial bodies in the Kuiper Belt, just beyond Neptune. Rodney Gomes says the new planet could be anywhere from half to four times the size of Earth
and is likely a rogue planet that floated over from another solar system. Other space scientists say Gomes' findings may be a lot of hot air and
aren't sure his calculations support his theory.
An as yet undiscovered planet might be orbiting at the dark fringes of the solar system, according to new research.
Too far out to be easily spotted by telescopes, the potential unseen planet appears to be making its presence felt by disturbing the orbits of
so-called Kuiper belt objects, said Rodney Gomes, an astronomer at the National Observatory of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro.
Kuiper belt objects are small icy bodies—including some dwarf planets—that lie beyond the orbit of Neptune.
Once considered the ninth planet in our system, the dwarf planet Pluto, for example, is one of the largest Kuiper belt objects, at about 1,400 miles
(2,300 kilometers) wide. Dozens of the other objects are hundreds of miles across, and more are being discovered every year.
What's intriguing, Gomes said, is that, according to his new calculations, about a half dozen Kuiper belt objects—including the remote body known
as Sedna—are in strange orbits compared to where they should be, based on existing solar system models. (Related: "Pluto Neighbor Gets
The objects' unexpected orbits have a few possible explanations, said Gomes, who presented his findings Tuesday at a meeting of the American
Astronomical Society in Timberline Lodge, Oregon.
If he's correct, this could be the astronomical find that finally corroborates the translations of Sumerians tablets made by Zecharia Sitchin. The
intriguing part is how this object is keeping itself hidden from Earth telescopes... Perhaps it's not really a planet... Perhaps it's artificial in