The behavior can only be explained as the influence of a relatively nearby planet that orbits the Sun. It must be an icy planet, with a mass between that of Earth and Neptune.
The announcement was surprising. What up till now was considered to be speculative fiction or pseudo-science, is suddenly reality.
Take Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010) - a Soviet-born scientist, Sumerologist, author of book: "The 12th Planet" and the creator of the Ancient Astronaut Theory, for example. He was convinced that the ancient Sumerians knew about a ninth planet in the solar system. He called it the 12th planet because the Sumerians would also count the Sun, Moon and Pluto as planets. This ninth planet was called Nibiru.
|Ancient Sumerian cylinder seal representation of our solar system - 2,500 B.C.|
And Nibiru wasn’t just any old planet. From it came technologically advanced aliens, whom the Sumerians called “gods”, or Annunaki. The Annunaki genetically engineered human beings and kick-started human civilization on Earth.
Nibiru made its first appearance in the inner solar system 450,000 years ago and returns every 3,600 years. This implies an orbit between the asteroid belt to twelve times farther beyond the sun than Pluto.
Sitchin has been criticized for proposing things that are simply impossible. No galactic body would be able to sustain such a long period orbit for more than a dozen passes.
The ninth planet or Planet X that is now being suspected of existing completes one orbit around the Sun in 10,000 to 20,000 years. The closest it gets to the Sun on this epic journey is 15 times the distance of Pluto. It wanders out as far as 75 times that distance.
Not quite what Sitchin theorized, but still …
As if they have been expecting this all along, scientists now say that this type of planet is very common in the galaxy. It had just been oddly missing in our solar system. Scientific knowledge about the origins of the solar system also allows for the existence of a biggish planet, that “escaped” in the chaotic early times.
And that planet is still out there.
One of the world’s high-tech telescopes will most likely spot this amazing Planet X in a few years’ time. Where will it be? On its way towards us? We could soon find out…
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