Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Planet X Found

Astronomers have found a new planet that might be a candidate for the hypothetical Planet X, also known as "planet 9", "Wormwood", "Nemesis" and many other names. It has long been theorized that another large object exists beyond Neptune, the most distant of the large major planets, because of wobbles in its orbit that can only be due to interference by a gravitational field. A large number of planets have been found in that region of space such as Pluto, Eris, Makemake and Sedna. These and numerous other smaller planets are known as the Kuiper Belt. However until now it was thought that no other large or medium-sized planets were there, but a new one has been discovered, 2015 TG387, tagged as "the Goblin"; it has no official name yet. Source: https://carnegiescience.edu/news/new-extremely-distant-solar-system-object-found-during-hunt-planet-x. See here for the Kev Baker Show about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5w97YLkzpY. There is a lot of online speculation that this might be the dreaded Nibiru, see background links for details, but its orbit has been worked out and there's no way it could be Nibiru. It never comes closer to the sun that sixty-five astronomical units, that's sixty-five times as far from the sun as the earth is. At its aphelion, its furthest distance, it is 2,300 AU or 0.03 light-years, about 220 billion miles. This is an almost unimaginable distance. It poses no threat at all to the earth. If it had not been almost at its perihelion, its closest point of approach, then it would not have been visible from earth again for another thirty-four thousand years, the time its orbital period takes. It is thought to be about 190 miles in diameter, but we can't know for sure without seeing it closer. We don't know much more about it except that it will be an extremely cold place probably without life. Hopefully the New Horizons Kuiper Belt exploration spacecraft can pay it a visit. If there is a Planet X out there that could threaten the survival of the earth then it is probably a large comet or interstellar object like 'Oumuamua. Something that regularly enters the inner solar system or might pass through it as a freak event; but no such object has been detected which means it is either non-existent or a long way away, so far that it will not come close to the earth for many centuries at least. There are numerous videos online supposedly showing Nibiru, for example see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT3XJPQtwhY. but if Nibiru was really there it would be obvious to everybody; it would look bigger in the sky than the full moon does. Some people are concerned by reports that the Hubble Space Telescope has broken down, see: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45788412, but I don't think this is because of any kind of cover-up. Such a cover-up is not possible.

1 comment:

Ali said...

Wow, really interesting stuff I love how HPANWO covers all the serious issues and I think you know more than any old PhD does. How do you do it, it is quite incredible? What are your views on exo-planets and aliens from the Alpha Centauri Solar System? I am keen to know.

Now when is this the final Roswell book coming out? I canny wait.

All the best