Massive object on edge of Solar System – Planet X?

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A recent article (appearing in the mainstream media) has suggested that a “Massive dark object may be lurking on the edge of our solar system” 

Some scientists believe that a large object, up to four times the size of Jupiter, may be pushing comets towards Earth from the Oort Cloud, which surrounds our solar system and contains billions of comets. 

Astrophysicists John Matese and Daniel Whitmire at the University of Louisiana believe that our solar system has a hidden 'companion' that has so far remained undetected and only a large object would have the power to “nudge” 25 percent of the comets in the Oort Cloud out of their current orbit. 

John Matese said that NASA’s “WISE” infra-red space telescope, which is capable of detecting dark objects, may provide the answer in the next 5-10 years. 

Planet XTalk of a mysterious and undetected planet has been around for many years, which has been called “Planet X” and “Nibiru” (among others). 

After the planet Neptune was discovered in 1846, there was some speculation that there could be another planet that existed beyond its orbit. A video on YouTube appeared to show what might be “Planet X” (in 2007), but the image has since been “blacked-out” on Google Earth. 

Some people (perhaps those involved in the potential cover-up?) have suggested that maybe there is a technical reason why this particular area was not mapped. But as this appears to be the only area on the map with a black oblong box covering up the stars/planets underneath, it would seem a strange coincidence. 

There have been apparent discrepancies in the orbits of the gas giants (especially Uranus and Neptune) suggesting that the gravity of a large unseen planet could have disturbed Uranus enough to account for the irregularities. 

The search to discover the reason for the apparent discrepancies in the orbits of the gas giants continued and Robert Harrington (during the 80’s and early 90’s) calculated that any “Planet X” would be roughly three times the distance from the Sun than Neptune, its orbit would be highly eccentric, and strongly inclined to the ecliptic and the planet's orbit would be at roughly a 32-degree angle from the orbital plane of the other known planets. 

Earlier, in 1972, Joseph Brady claimed that the irregularities in the motion of Halley's Comet could have been caused by a Jupiter-sized planet beyond Neptune that is in a retrograde orbit around the Sun.

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However, in 1993, using data from Voyager 2's 1989 flyby of Neptune (enabling a recalculation of the gravitational effect of Uranus), Neptune's newly determined mass was used in a new calculation and the supposed discrepancies in the Uranian orbit vanished. 

Speculation on the existence of a “Planet X” can frequently be found on the internet and some astronomers have not ruled out the possibility of a planetoid, roughly the size of Earth, ejected outward by Neptune early in the Solar System's formation and currently in an elongated orbit between 80 and 170 AU from the Sun. 

Some have suggested that Planet X will appear in the year 2012 (a popular end of times date) and the current climatic changes are due to its approach. There is no proof of this yet, but I would not dismiss this theory as completely impossible. 

There has been speculation that “Planet X” (if it exists) will pass extremely close to Earth, and has done many times before. Could this account for some of the disasters our planet has witnessed in the distant past? 

Unfortunately, our governments prefer to keep the population in the dark on almost any event that concerns our future (including UFO’s and Climate Change), but if “Planet X” is heading our way, we will eventually see that for ourselves. Unless Google can find some way of blacking out the sky before that happens! 

The book “The Unexplained Explored” covers the subject of “Planet X” as well as topics like: UFO’s and Aliens, Chemtrails, Future Dreams, Ghosts, ESP, Life after Death, Roswell, The Bermuda Triangle, Déjà vu, Dowsing and much more, a copy can be downloaded HERE.

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