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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: astronomy; catastrophism; danielwhitmire; darkplanet; deathstar; dwarfstar; elenin; johnmatese; nearearthobjects; nemesis; neo; nibiru; planets; planetx; poleshift; rogueplanet; rogueplanets; roguestar; space; tyche; wise; worldsincollision; 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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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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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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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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