Who has the true facts on Planet X Nibiru?
Any professional astronomer or astro club.
Nibiru is a mythical planet, sometimes called planet X, based on the old idea that irregularities in the orbits of the outer known planets could only be explained by the existence of a further, large, undiscovered planet.
However this idea, which started in the 19th Century, lost credence when it was found that the supposed irregularities were simply due to miscalculation of the real mass of Neptune.
Then when small objects began to be discovered in the Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune, the idea of Planet X reappeared. One of these objects was Eris, a bit smaller than Pluto, and too small to be a Planet X.
Modern telescopes and techniques have now all but ruled out the idea that Planet X exists.
Edit:Update: Using the latest sensitive observations NASA has discussed the possible existence of a "super-earth" very very far out in an extreme orbit. They have not found it, but say that the orbits of objects beyond the Kuiper Belt seem to suggest its existence.
However the idea of a Planet X, or Nibiru, crashing into Earth, has again been dismissed.
Jan 23, 2017 |
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