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Mystery Planet: Is a Rogue Giant Orbiting Our Sun?
Time ^ | Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 | Michael D. Lemonick

Posted on 02/16/2011 4:51:26 PM PST by BenLurkin

"What we're really saying," he explains, "is that there's suggestive evidence there might be something out there." And if a new planet exists — something Matese is emphatically not claiming at this point — then the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite should already have an image of it stored somewhere in its enormous database.

How suggestive the evidence actually is, though, depends on whom you ask. If you ask Ned Wright, a UCLA astrophysicist and WISE principal investigator, he'll tell you, "It's really kind of flimsy. It's there, but they don't have super data."

So while the latest version of Planet X could certainly exist in theory, it's way too early to start rewriting the textbooks. The evidence isn't even strong enough to have triggered an active search for Tyche; it's only because WISE happens to be surveying the heavens anyway that it could be found at all. If Tyche really is out there, says Wright, "we might be able to tell you something in a year or two."

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2049641,00.html#ixzz1EAlUqgvM

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; danielwhitmire; darkplanet; deathstar; dwarfstar; elenin; johnmatese; nearearthobjects; neo; nibiru; planetx; poleshift; rogueplanet; rogueplanets; roguestar; tyche; wise; xplanets
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Maybe it can be "person of the year"....
1 posted on 02/16/2011 4:51:29 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

inb4 Abovetopsecret.com, niburu,nemesis and wormwood


2 posted on 02/16/2011 4:53:29 PM PST by omega4179
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To: BenLurkin

There is the possibility that the Earth might be impacted by a very large meteor sometime in the future. We should start now to prepare for just such an eventuality.


4 posted on 02/16/2011 4:55:44 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: BenLurkin

Art Bell would spend hours on a story like this.


5 posted on 02/16/2011 4:56:42 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Ev Reeman

You should not take two and not call a doctor in the morning...


6 posted on 02/16/2011 4:57:44 PM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: BenLurkin

Two words: Death Star. Just saying.


7 posted on 02/16/2011 4:59:02 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: BenLurkin

What you’re talking about is entirely like asking gravity to hold two nearly microscopic dust motes together from a mile distance. That’s basically idiotic.


8 posted on 02/16/2011 4:59:13 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: Ev Reeman
There is the possibility that the Earth might be impacted by a very large meteor sometime in the future. We should start now to prepare for just such an eventuality.

Agreed.

9 posted on 02/16/2011 5:00:38 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: OldDeckHand
I was thinking “The Mother Ship”. Anybody seen Screwie Louie lately?
10 posted on 02/16/2011 5:00:47 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: BenLurkin; Quix
Pinggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
11 posted on 02/16/2011 5:01:01 PM PST by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: BenLurkin

In before all of the stupid “Uranus”, “AlGore”, and “Islam” jokes!


12 posted on 02/16/2011 5:05:37 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: BenLurkin
How suggestive the evidence actually is, though, depends on whom you ask. If you ask Ned Wright, a UCLA astrophysicist and WISE principal investigator, he'll tell you, "It's really kind of flimsy. It's there, but they don't have super data."

Hey, just like global warming! Work with thin, flimsy data, or faked/altered data (doesn't matter to the GW "scientists").

I think these guys should borrow a page from the GW playbook and just carry on like the science was "settled" - start planning a mission to Tyche.

13 posted on 02/16/2011 5:15:30 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: BenLurkin

Planet Kramden


14 posted on 02/16/2011 5:16:06 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe it’s a mirror Earth....

See ‘Journey to the Far Side of the Sun’:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhEh1WyKWJ8


15 posted on 02/16/2011 5:18:51 PM PST by Levante
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To: BenLurkin; KevinDavis
It's not a planet...

(somebody had to...)

16 posted on 02/16/2011 5:21:07 PM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: BenLurkin

If so, it’s the 10th planet... not the 9th.


17 posted on 02/16/2011 5:21:39 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Ev Reeman; He Rides A White Horse

And just what should we do to prepare?


18 posted on 02/16/2011 5:21:58 PM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

lol


19 posted on 02/16/2011 5:23:26 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: starlifter

THX. will check it out.


20 posted on 02/16/2011 5:23:36 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Levante

Saw it back in the 70’s - thanks for link


21 posted on 02/16/2011 5:24:38 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: BenLurkin

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/02/14/no-theres-no-proof-of-a-giant-planet-in-the-outer-solar-system/#more-28256


22 posted on 02/16/2011 5:24:57 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Ev Reeman

WHAT IS THIS? GERMANY FEBRUARY 11 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV5iymwHQYs&feature=player_embedded


23 posted on 02/16/2011 5:25:18 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: BenLurkin

I think we should name this planet GlennBeck.


24 posted on 02/16/2011 5:25:24 PM PST by Walts Ice Pick ("I'm not going to shut up!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: OldDeckHand

Dwarf star coming in from the south, below the ecliptic. Supposedly will cross the ecliptic between Jupiter and Mars, agitating astroids out of their orbiting positions, the sign of which will be a marked increase in astroid impacts on Jupiter ... and eventually some into the Earth.


25 posted on 02/16/2011 5:28:38 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: omega4179

video by John Moore: Global Warming: What the government isn’t telling you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Ieca5utqo


26 posted on 02/16/2011 5:29:47 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: MHGinTN

If another star crossed the asteroid belt, I think we would see it coming from a long distance away. I haven’t heard of a comet big enough to look like a star.


27 posted on 02/16/2011 5:30:55 PM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: Whenifhow

Lame troll is lame.


28 posted on 02/16/2011 5:32:21 PM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: John W
And just what should we do to prepare?

It seems to me that Near Earth Objects are becoming a priority of the Astronomical Society.

They have actually proposed plans to nudge such rogues out of orbit.

Why the sudden interest with these objects? You tell me.

29 posted on 02/16/2011 5:33:33 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: Levante
Better start for the B movie trailer. Get a load of the punch crads and tape reels! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8_-QvcJ4lY&NR=1
30 posted on 02/16/2011 5:33:56 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: John W
Read for yourself:

NASA NEO program -neo.jpl.nasa.gov

31 posted on 02/16/2011 5:38:51 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: Whenifhow

Appears to be a plane, very high, making a course change and above the horizon far enough to be in direct sunlight. The camera is recording after the sun for the surface location has gone beyond the horizon but before darkness.


32 posted on 02/16/2011 5:40:44 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: samtheman
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune

Are the planets of the solar system, that's 8. Once we got better data, we realized that while Pluto had sufficient gravity to coalesce into a sphere, it was not large enough clear itself of planetesimals, therefore did not meet the definition of a planet. Astronomers being a sentimental lot created a new (but unnecessary) classification for Pluto, Eris and Ceres.

33 posted on 02/16/2011 5:47:20 PM PST by Melas
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To: BenLurkin

The Destroyer - Our Binary Partner and Why You Will Not See It Coming
LUCUS 1/31/11 1:55AM CST

http://rabbithole2.com/news/top_news/the_destroyer_our_binary_partner_and_why_you_will_not_see_it.php


34 posted on 02/16/2011 5:48:27 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: wastedyears
Photobucket
35 posted on 02/16/2011 5:48:35 PM PST by GnL
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To: samtheman
If so, it’s the 10th planet... not the 9th.

Well Pluto got demoted some years back

36 posted on 02/16/2011 5:53:51 PM PST by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: John W
Consider this... Monday, March 02, 2009 Fox News

PrintShareThisWait! Did you hear that whooshing sound?

A small asteroid buzzed by Earth Monday, though only real astronomy geeks in the Pacific would have noticed.

The rock, estimated to be no more than 200 feet wide, zoomed past our planet at an altitude of 40,000 miles at 1:44 p.m. universal time — or 8:44 EST.

Dubbed 2009 DD45, it was discovered only on Friday by Australian astronomers.

Forty thousand miles may sound like a lot, but it's only about one-seventh of the way to the moon, and less than twice as far out as many telecommunications satellites.

Had 2009 DD45 hit the Earth, it would have exploded on or near the surface with the force of a large nuclear blast — not very reassuring when you consider humanity had only about three days' notice.

According to the Australian news Web site Crikey, the asteroid is likely to be drawn in by Earth's gravity, meaning it may return for many more near misses in the future.

37 posted on 02/16/2011 5:54:31 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Not to mention, one “Cassius Clay” (sp)


38 posted on 02/16/2011 5:55:30 PM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: Whenifhow

How could it be considered a star if it’s that cold?


39 posted on 02/16/2011 5:56:32 PM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: wastedyears

NEWLY DISCOVERED COMET ELENIN FITS THE DESCRIPTION OF PLANET NIBIRU AND HAS A TAIL...YOU CAN WATCH THE SIMULATION AT

http://secchi.nrl.navy.mil/STEREOorbit/C2010_X1.html


40 posted on 02/16/2011 5:59:30 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: BenLurkin

If it is a Red Dwarf we could call it Planet Smeg.

(For all you RD fans :>)


41 posted on 02/16/2011 6:00:04 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: irishtenor

Planet, Rimmer; largest continent, Listerland; largest 'ocean', The Smeg Sea; primary export, TOAST!

42 posted on 02/16/2011 6:06:04 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: BenLurkin

These guys... man... I mean, this story is so old it has hair on it...


43 posted on 02/16/2011 6:08:39 PM PST by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: BenLurkin

This story is remarkable only in how neatly it swipes part of the plot from Larry Niven’s SciFi novel “Lucifer’s Hammer”, which describes a “dark planet” that throws a comet in toward the Earth.

yah...that’s one place where you heard this one before....


44 posted on 02/16/2011 6:18:13 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: Whenifhow
video by John Moore: Global Warming: What the government isn’t telling you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Ieca5utqo It took watching that video for 7 1/2 minutes before finding the section that talks about a "tenth planet."

45 posted on 02/16/2011 6:29:47 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo

at 6:30-7:30

He mentions “Xena” discovered by NASA

There are 12 videos - here is #4
first 3 minutes
Massive tidal waves along the coast. The ice can’t melt that fast. There is a bulge of water at the equator...anything that disrupts the true north more than a couple of degrees will cause that water to be disrupted - slosh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boJpBWazybg&feature=related

The last 2 or 3 videos of the 12 relate to survival skills.


46 posted on 02/16/2011 6:49:48 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Thanks. Actually I made a playlist of all 12 segments and I’m watching them now. I like Art Bell style conspiracies, but only as entertainment. He is talking about the Kennedy Assination in segment 1.


47 posted on 02/16/2011 6:54:40 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: John W
And just what should we do to prepare?

Lock S-foils into attack position...


48 posted on 02/16/2011 7:21:26 PM PST by JRios1968 (Laz would hit it!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Will it be coming to take him away? [ha-ha, he-he]

49 posted on 02/16/2011 8:59:47 PM PST by BlueDragon (he always was a funny guy)
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To: Bean Counter

I read Lucifer’s Hammer not too long ago. It would definitely make for a great movie.


50 posted on 02/16/2011 9:07:52 PM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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