Skip to comments.Mystery Planet: Is a Rogue Giant Orbiting Our Sun?
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."
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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.
Art Bell would spend hours on a story like this.
You should not take two and not call a doctor in the morning...
Two words: Death Star. Just saying.
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.
In before all of the stupid “Uranus”, “AlGore”, and “Islam” jokes!
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.
Maybe it’s a mirror Earth....
See ‘Journey to the Far Side of the Sun’:
(somebody had to...)
If so, it’s the 10th planet... not the 9th.
And just what should we do to prepare?
THX. will check it out.
Saw it back in the 70’s - thanks for link
WHAT IS THIS? GERMANY FEBRUARY 11 2011
I think we should name this planet GlennBeck.
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.
video by John Moore: Global Warming: What the government isn’t telling you.
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.
Lame troll is lame.
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.
NASA NEO program -neo.jpl.nasa.gov
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.
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.
The Destroyer - Our Binary Partner and Why You Will Not See It Coming
LUCUS 1/31/11 1:55AM CST
Well Pluto got demoted some years back
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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.
Not to mention, one “Cassius Clay” (sp)
How could it be considered a star if it’s that cold?
NEWLY DISCOVERED COMET ELENIN FITS THE DESCRIPTION OF PLANET NIBIRU AND HAS A TAIL...YOU CAN WATCH THE SIMULATION AT
If it is a Red Dwarf we could call it Planet Smeg.
(For all you RD fans :>)
Planet, Rimmer; largest continent, Listerland; largest 'ocean', The Smeg Sea; primary export, TOAST!
These guys... man... I mean, this story is so old it has hair on it...
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....
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."
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.
The last 2 or 3 videos of the 12 relate to survival skills.
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.
Lock S-foils into attack position...
Will it be coming to take him away? [ha-ha, he-he]
I read Lucifer’s Hammer not too long ago. It would definitely make for a great movie.