posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 05:05 PM
reply to post by Skada
Yet another person that thinks only NASA looks up in the sky. sigh.
There are several space agencies on this world.
There are thousands of universities with astronomy and astrophysics departments, who also have their eyes on the sky.
There are hundreds of millions of amateur astronomers that also have their eyes on the sky (many of home have equipment set ups to make even the
universities drool over).
You can not shut them all up. You can not have them all covered up.
You can not have another star (who's minimum mass would have to be 75 Jupiters to sustain fusion) in the sky in the Oort cloud without us seeing
You can not have a brown dwarf (minimum of 15 Jupiter masses) just outside the Oort cloud without us seeing it.
You can not have a giant gas giant (4 times the size of Jupiter masses) just outside the Oort cloud without us seeing it.
You can definately NOT have ANY of those three things closer than the Oort cloud without it's mass affecting the other planets in a very dramatic way
that even the most casual amateur astronomer would notice the orbital changes of the outer planets.
IF this mythical object is any smaller than the above, it does NOT have a large enough magnetic field to affect anything here on Earth (or the sun for
that mater), as it would be too far away.
IF it was an object that can only be seen in the IR spectrum, it would have been a glaringly obvious object in the WISE data (which anyone can down
load and sift though if they so desire). And before anyone says: NASA cover up, again, NASA is NOT the only space agency, Universities have IR
equipment, and guess what? So do many of those millions of amateur astronomers.