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The rumor about a "tenth planet" erupted in 1984 after a scientific paper was published in Astrophysical Journal Letters titled "Unidentified point sources in the IRAS minisurvey", which discussed several infrared sources with "no counterparts". But these "mystery objects" found to be distant galaxies except one which was a wisp of "infrared cirrus" (as published in 1987). No IRAS source has ever turned out to be planet.
Needless to add, the "Nibiru" promoters never follow up with the later identifications of these "mystery sources". Another good discussion of this whole issue is to be found on Phil Plait's website at www.badastronomy.com... The bottom line is that Nibiru is a myth, with no basis whatever in fact. To an astronomer, persistent claims about a planet that is "nearby" but "invisible" are just plain silly.
Originally posted by projectvxn
This stuff often reminds me of David Ickes matrix-government-reptilian conspiracy farce. When people are told that every piece of science is altered by "The Powers That Be" it gives idiots like Icke an edge in that people won't do any real research based on the idea that it is all controlled and fed to their brains by some secret untouchable force pervasive throughout the galaxy. Leaving little room for scrutiny. And we are just left with a moron asking us to take his word for it.