“Just in time for the summer movie season comes news that something huge is lurking out there at the edge of the solar system. It’s really big, it’s never before been detected. It’s warping gravity fields.”
“As Professor Whitmire argues, “the unconfirmed planet might trigger comet showers, bringing huge extinction events.“
July 14, 2017
‘This Is Not Normal’ – Another Rogue Planet ‘Detected’ May Be Within Our Solar System As 2013 ‘Meteor Strikes Moon’ Story Is ‘Recycled’ In 2017 – Predictive Programming?
In the new story over at The UK Express that the Drudge Report linked to Friday morning, readers can be forgiven if they readily dismissed the story as ‘fake news’ due to it’s headline alone: “END OF WORLD WARNING: Watch biggest explosion EVER on Moon as NASA warns we could be next!” What the UK Express story DIDN’T report is the meteor strike on the moon they’re reporting on actually happened back in 2013. “Predictive programming from ‘our handlers’?” asked one commenter on the 1st video below.
As the Express reported, a meteor with the explosive powers of 10 cruise missiles had struck the moon, creating a massive explosion that was visible to the naked eye. While the 56,000 mile per hour collision was caused by a space rock weighing about 88 lbs, “the impact damage was colossal and the explosion shone with the brightness of a magnitude 4 star”.
Also reporting that a similar strike upon the planet Earth would create a crater about 65′ deep while creating a ‘kill zone’ equivalent to 10 Tomahawk cruise missiles striking in the same place, they report the death toll would likely be in the thousands due to its small size and it might just have burned up in our atmosphere if it were headed towards Earth.
So why are they suddenly bringing up a 2013 story in 2017? As our videographer brings up in the first video below, how many other times in your lifetime do you remember a meteor striking the moon? We reported on ANP back on December 15th of 2016 that according to ‘award-winning’ NASA scientist Joseph Nuth, our planet Earth is due for an ‘extinction level event’ such as a meteor strike and while we’re grateful our moon was struck that time and not the planet Earth, it’s easy to understand why Nuth warns “it’s just a matter of time”. He also warns that we living here upon the Earth are ‘woefully unprepared’ for such a disaster.
In this July 8th story over at the NY Post called “The Mystery Planet That Could Destroy The Earth” they report “just in time for the summer movie season comes news that something huge is lurking out there at the edge of the solar system. It’s really big, it’s never before been detected. It’s warping gravity fields”. And get this, it’s NOT the yet-to-be-found ‘Planet 9’!
That’s right, according to astronomers, ANOTHER new ‘Kuiper Belt’ object has been detected that is apparently playing havoc with planets gravitational fields and their angles. Claiming that ‘Planet 9’ is too far away to have these effects, they tell us: “so, there is almost certainly another mass out there”. Sounding almost like a science fiction disaster movie, the theories they bring up within this story about this latest ‘rogue planet’ are fascinating and eye opening.
It turns out that Planet 9 is not the only massive object out there warping the orbits of the KBOs. According to soon-to-be-published research by Kat Volk and Renu Malhotra of the University of Arizona, there’s another one. It’s called . . . well, it doesn’t have a name yet, but we can make a good guess.
The researchers tell us that these unseen planets are rogues. At some point they wandered into the solar system, and are captured by the gravity of Sol, our puny little sun. Now they’re stuck in orbit, messing with our calculations.
Here’s the thing to remember about rogue planets: They’re not just wanderers; they can be destroyers, too. Simulations tell us that some 60 percent of rogue planets that enter the solar system would bounce out again. But in 10 percent of cases, the rogue will take another planet along as it departs.
And there’s something else for the sci-fi paranoiac to chew on along with the popcorn. The sequence. In early 2016, astronomers find a disturbance in the Kuiper Belt Objects and think “planet.” Fine, natural phenomenon. Then this year, they find another disturbance and think “another planet.” Fine, natural phenomenon. Then how is it that we never noticed before? Maybe the disturbances are . . . recent. So if by chance we’re soon told of a third disturbance, then by the James Bond theory of conspiracy it’s enemy action.
As those who read ANP know, the search has been ongoing for ‘planet 9’ and while still called ‘conspiracy theory’ and ‘fake news’ by many, reality has a way of ‘awakening’ the biggest doubters. As we read in this story from Phys.org, scientists have been searching for ‘Planet X’ for 100 years! And as Space.com reports, according to scientists, “Planet Nine can’t hide much longer”.
According to a recent research paper done by Daniel Whitmire, a retired astrophysics professor, the yet to be found ‘Planet 9’ could be responsible for periodic extinctions upon the Earth. As Professor Whitmire argues, “the unconfirmed planet might trigger comet showers, bringing huge extinction events“. Was ‘Planet 9’ responsible for the meteor that struck the moon back in 2013?
Whitmire and his colleague, John Matese, first published research on the connection between Planet X and mass extinctions in the journal Nature in 1985 while working as astrophysicists at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Their work was featured in a 1985 Time magazine cover story titled, “Did Comets Kill the Dinosaurs? A Bold New Theory About Mass Extinctions.”
At the time there were three explanations proposed to explain the regular comet showers: Planet X, the existence of a sister star to the sun, and vertical oscillations of the sun as it orbits the galaxy. The last two ideas have subsequently been ruled out as inconsistent with the paleontological record. Only Planet X remained as a viable theory, and it is now gaining renewed attention.
Whitemire and Matese’s theory is that as Planet X orbits the sun, its tilted orbit slowly rotates and Planet X passes through the Kuiper belt of comets every 27 million years, knocking comets into the inner solar system. The dislodged comets not only smash into the Earth, they also disintegrate in the inner solar system as they get nearer to the sun, reducing the amount of sunlight that reaches the Earth.
As we’ve previously reported on ANP, all the way back in 1983, both the Washington Post and the NY Times ran stories that reported on the ongoing search for ‘Planet X’. The NY Times story from January 30th of 1983 called “Clues Get Warm In The Search For Planet X” while at the end of 1983, the Washington Post ran a story called “Mystery Heavenly Body Discovered”….and then…silence. The MSM went totally dark on ‘Planet X’.
Found in the vicinity of the Constellation of ‘Orion’ according to the Washington Post story, is it just a coincidence that the search for ‘Planet 9’ is also taking place in the Constellation of ‘Orion’? Nicknamed ‘the perturber’ by the Cal Tech astronomers who ‘discovered’ it, we believe it’s probably NOT a coincidence that the NY Times story reported:
SOMETHING out there beyond the farthest reaches of the known solar system seems to be tugging at Uranus and Neptune. Some gravitational force keeps perturbing the two giant planets, causing irregularities in their orbits. The force suggests a presence far away and unseen, a large object that may be the long-sought Planet X.
Is ‘Planet Nine’ the long-sought ‘planet X’ aka ‘Nibiru’ aka Gabriel’s Fist?
As NASA itself reports in this story, ‘Planet Nine’ may be responsible for tilt of sun/solar system with a great question being asked within it: how can one rogue planet be responsible for the tilt of the sun? How does it have such a powerful effect and if its responsible for the tilt of the sun, what effects could it have upon our own planet Earth?
From Astronomy.com: How could Planet Nine have that much influence on our entire solar system when it’s so far out?
Here’s why: Planet Nine is only 10 Earth masses as compared to Jupiter’s 300 Earth masses, but its orbit is huge. So it’s an argument that is basically like an asymmetrical see-saw or a dolly. Planet Nine has a really long orbit so it can assert quite a bit of torque on the inner planets without having to apply so much force. Planet Nine has as much angular momentum as the entire solar system combined, because it’s orbit is so big.
With even ‘Planet 9’ yet to be officially discovered, the 2nd video below takes a look at what some are already calling ‘Planet 10’ for lack of a better name and while astronomers claim that ‘Planet 10’ and ‘Planet 9’ are not the same the same beast, how have suddenly two such anomalies been detected in such a short period of time when the study of our solar system has been ongoing for thousands of years? It may be time to break out the popcorn.
Friday, March 31, 2017
— Astronomers from The Australian National University (ANU) are investigating four unknown objects that could be candidates for a new planet in our Solar System, following the launch of their planetary search on the BBC’s Stargazing Live broadcast from the ANU Siding Spring Observatory.
Lead researcher Dr Brad Tucker said about 60,000 people from around the world had classified over four million objects in space as part of the ANU-led citizen search for the so-called Planet 9.
“We’ve detected minor planets Chiron and Comacina, which demonstrates the approach we’re taking could find Planet 9 if it’s there,” said Dr Tucker from the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Dr Tucker said the SkyMapper telescope at Siding Spring used as part of the project was crucial in ruling out areas in the southern sky where Planet 9 could be situated.
“We’ve managed to rule out a planet about the size of Neptune being in about 90 per cent of the southern sky out to a depth of about 350 times the distance the Earth is from the Sun,” he said.
“With the help of tens of thousands of dedicated volunteers sifting through hundreds of thousands of images taken by SkyMapper, we have achieved four years of scientific analysis in under three days. One of those volunteers, Toby Roberts, has made 12,000 classifications.”
The team will confirm whether or not the unknown space objects are Planet 9, dwarf planets or asteroids by using telescopes at Siding Spring and around the world.
Dr Tucker said he encouraged people to continue their hunt for Planet 9 through the project website on Zooniverse.org
Professor Chris Lintott from Zooniverse and the University of Oxford said while Planet 9 had not been found, it had been great fun sharing the search with all of the volunteers over the past three nights.
“Between 100 million to one billion black holes are estimated to exist in the Milky Way, though only 60 or so have been identified through observation to date.”
Japanese astronomers stumbled upon the isolated black hole concealed in a cosmic cloud while examining the remains of an exploded star 10,000 light years away.
The cloud has been dubbed ‘the Bullet’ due to its high velocity – faster than the speed of sound in space by more than two orders of magnitude.
The phenomenon is two light years in size and is moving backwards against the rotation of our galaxy.
The team was delving into the mysterious molecular cloud by making observations with the ASTE telescope in Chile and Japan’s Nobeyama 45m Radio Telescope, when they discovered signs of a stray black hole at its edge.
“We found a new way of discovering stray black holes,” said Tomoharu Oka from the research team on its findings.
The data revealed that although most of the Bullet was expanding at a speed of 50km/s, the tip of the Bullet had a speed of 120km/s, according to a statement from the Nobeyama Radio Observatory.
Two possible explanations for the Bullet’s formation, both involving a black hole, have been published in the Astrophysical Journal.
One scenario put forward by the astronomers was the “explosion model,” in which an expanding gas shell from the supernova remnant passes by a static black hole. The black hole pulls the gas in close, causing an explosion which accelerates the gas towards Earth.
Astronomers estimate that, in this case, the mass of the black hole would be at least three and a half times the solar mass.
The second explanation offered was the “irruption model,” in which a high-speed black hole storms through dense gas, dragging the gas along with the black hole’s strong gravity to form a gas stream. In this instance, researchers estimate the mass of the black hole would be 36 times the solar mass or larger.
The team has been unable to determine which scenario is more likely based on the data examined so far, but hopes to use higher resolution observations to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Between 100 million to one billion black holes are estimated to exist in the Milky Way, though only 60 or so have been identified through observation to date. Lone wandering black holes are notoriously difficult to spot, but astronomers hope this new method may lead to the identification of more of the elusive celestial entities.
July 22, 2016
Sunrise or sunset can be a breathtaking spectacle, and even serve as an inspiration for a work of art. But how would such a spectacle look if observed from another planet of our solar system? Perhaps you may find an answer to this question while browsing the following gallery composed of works by Ron Miller, an acclaimed illustrator and writer specializing in science, astronomy, science fiction and fantasy.
This is how sunset may look like on Saturn.
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Spanish scientists at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, have recently discovered not one, but two new giant celestial bodies hiding behind Pluto, right near the edge of our solar system.
One planet is believed to be around 10 times the size of Earth, while the other one is estimated to be the size of Mars. The team of astronomers concluded that the two mysterious planets orbit at a distance equal to 200 times Earths distance from the Sun.
Backing up this find, astronomers at California Institute of technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, have found more evidence of a giant new planet in the far reaches of our solar system. Planet Nine has been discovered after researching the strange orbits of objects found in the Kuiper Belt.
With the use of mathematical models, scientists noticed that the existence of a large and previously unknown planet could explain the mystery behind these frozen objects’ behavior and also a number of other space anomalies.
This new planet is 10 times more massive than the Earth and is orbiting 20 times farther from the Sun than distant Neptune does. Although the planet appears on paper, observing it is another challenge altogether, but their find is extremely similar to that of the Spanish astronomers from 2014.
“This would be a real ninth planet,” said astronomer Mike Brown of Caltech. “There have only been two true planets discovered since ancient times, and this would be a third. It’s a pretty substantial chunk of our solar system that’s still out there to be found, which is pretty exciting.”
Since the team has no idea of the planet’s whereabouts, it may take some time before they manage to point a telescope at it. The planet’s orbit has been mapped out, but its exact location remains unknown. Still, researchers believe that numerous telescopes on Earth have a good chance of spotting the planet, if it exists.
Lots of unknowns remain as researchers try to pin down where a possible ninth planet might be hiding in the solar system.
R. Hurt/IPAC, Caltech
More clues about where to search for a possible ninth planet lurking in the fringes of our solar system are emerging from the Kuiper belt, the icy debris field beyond Neptune. And new calculations suggest that the putative planet might be brighter — and a bit easier to find — than once thought.
Evidence for the existence of Planet Nine is scant, based on apparent alignments among the orbits of the six most distant denizens of the Kuiper belt (SN: 2/20/16, p. 6). Their oval orbits all point in roughly the same direction and lie in about the same plane, suggesting that a hidden planet, about five to 20 times as massive as Earth, has herded them onto similar trajectories.
Planetary scientists Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin, both at Caltech, announced this evidence in January. Now they’ve used it to refine Planet Nine’s properties and narrow in on where it might be hiding. Their results appear in the June 20 Astrophysical Journal Letters.
Planet Nine’s average distance from the sun is most likely between 500 and 600 times as far as Earth’s, Brown and Batygin report. Its orbit is highly stretched and tipped by about 30 degrees relative to the rest of the solar system, taking it well above and below the orbits of the eight known worlds. And right now, it’s probably near its farthest point from the sun — possibly as far as 250 billion kilometers away — in a large patch of sky around the constellation Orion.