Let's start actually learning some Astronomy for a change instead of believing and eating up what someone posts on YouTube, ESPECIALLY this guy from
32 degrees, and it's VERY OBVIOUS that he has NO CLUE about astronomy. He knows how to play with Photoshop.........and I'm not very impressed.
I do realize that not everyone may have a clue about astronomy, and that's fine. But if you do start taking a interest, ESPECIALLY when you have
people posting the things they post on YouTube, I would highly recommend that you get yourself educated in this field.
Because if you don't.....well gee, I've got a bridge up in New York I'd just LOVE to sell to you, cheap!
1) The IR image appears upside down as compared to other images like in the wiki.
Uhm....who cares? Oh wait, he's trying to say you are being lied to because of that. I have news for all of you, that you can verify with your own
eyes. As objects move across the sky while the Earth rotates, it will cause them to appear at different angles. The moon is a great example of that.
When it rises in the east, half full, we see the lit side facing up. As it sets in the west, guess what? The lit side looks like it's facing down.
You don't have to take my word for it. Go out and look. You can google pictures of the nebula too in the link below:
2) Is it Nebula or Niburu?
It's a nebula. It is way too big to be a planet. It's up to 3 light years in diameter. Even stars do not get that big. Nebula on the other hand can
be, or much bigger, as they are gasses spread out over vast distances.
3) How do you know it's that big?
Simple. First we need to know how far away it is. We find that out by using Stellar
We've been using this method for hundreds of years. You can use it too, no need to take my word for it.
NGC-246 is over 2,000 light years away. Light takes 2,000 years from it to get here.
Once we have an object's distance, we then take a look at it again, and ask: "How much of the sky does it take up in Degrees, Minutes, and
NGC-246 takes up 3.8' of the night sky (that's 3.8 arc minutes
Compare that to the moon, which can take up to 34.1' arc minutes.
Knowing the distance, and now the arc minutes it takes up in the sky, tells us how big it is. Again, you don't have to take my word for it, you can
do all the observations and math yourself if you don't believe me or anyone else.
4) So what does that mean?
It means, that it's a nebula, not a planet. It's way too big to be a planet, or a alien ship for that matter. I don't care how advanced you are,
you don't build ships that would be the size of the distance from here to Alpha Centauri.
If it were a planet, it's 2,000 light years away, and even if it could travel at 99.99% of the speed of light, it would take 2,000 years to get here,
but again, it's NOT a planet.
Last but not least: there is NO WAY you could directly observe a planet that far away with the technology we currently have. Even if it was 10 times
the size of Jupiter. It would have to be discovered using one of the methods we use for finding exo planets (wobbling parent star, and occluding light
from that star).
Doesn't mater how good you are at Photoshop, planets are just too darn small to see from that far away.
This guy on that show is preying on those of you that do not know anything about astronomy.....that or he's that ignorant about it too, which is both
sad and upsetting, because he's speaking to an audience like he's an authority on the subject, when in reality he hasn't a freaking clue