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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.
Gomes speculates that the mystery object could be a rogue planet that was kicked out of its own star system and later captured by the sun's gravity. (See "'Nomad' Planets More Common Than Thought, May Orbit Black Holes.")
Or the putative planet could have formed closer to our sun, only to be cast outward by gravitational encounters with other planets. However, actually finding such a world would be a challenge. To begin with, the planet might be pretty dim. Also, Gomes's simulations don't give astronomers any clue as to where to point their telescopes—"it can be anywhere," he said.
No Smoking Gun
Other astronomers are intrigued but say they'll want a lot more proof before they're willing to agree that the solar system—again—has nine planets. (Also see "Record Nine-Planet Star System Discovered?")
"Obviously, finding another planet in the solar system is a big deal," said Rory Barnes, an astronomer at the University of Washington. But, he added, "I don't think he really has any evidence that suggests it is out there."
Instead, he added, Gomes "has laid out a way to determine how such a planet could sculpt parts of our solar system. So while, yes, the evidence doesn't exist yet, I thought the bigger point was that he showed us that there are ways to find that evidence."
Douglas Hamilton, an astronomer from the University of Maryland, agrees that the new findings are far from definitive. "What he showed in his probability arguments is that it's slightly more likely. He doesn't have a smoking gun yet."
And Hal Levison, an astronomer at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, says he isn't sure what to make of Gomes's finding. "It seems surprising to me that a [solar] companion as small as Neptune could have the effect he sees," Levison said.
Originally posted by 1AnunnakiBastard
reply to post by ButterCookie
You forgot #3: They are members of secret societies with close ties to government and military institutions committed to keep any information about extraterrestrial civilizations, classified and hidden from the public, therefore they work hard to prevent anything that contributes to a disclosure.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by lightmeup04
It's true a rogue planet could show up. A one shot deal. But the chances are astronomical that it would happen and that is not what is being discussed here.
It is not true that a planet can periodically enter the inner Solar System. Any such planet would leave evidence of itself in the orbits of the other planets.
Originally posted by lightmeup04
reply to post by Phage
My point exactly...its all speculation. There is no concrete proof of how or why anything has formed in our solar system. And as far as any ancient writings go...who said what they mean and how old? We talk about them because in some way everyone wants to think they know whats being portrayed. How do we know the majority of supposedly older writings on stone...weren't made 50 years, 10 years ago? The thing is we don't. We are just supposed to believe what we are told about them. So coming full circle...someone believing a planetary sized object may come into our solar system on an orbit has just about as much merit as you telling me or any other scientist telling me there is no proof of it ever happening. No one knows that.