An off-limits Planet evidenced in our Solar System & Sitchin’s alert about it
A huge and off-limits rocky planet was discovered in December 2015, called Planet Nine, and whose gigantic but very elongated elliptical orbit around our sun takes around ten thousand years; Planet Nine is a rocky planet like ours, and it is not in the same ecliptic plane, and thus it crosses the latter twice at each of its revolution—just as Nibiru was called “Planet Crossing.” Now, if it had something to do with Nibiru, then its real orbit would be about three times longer than the one estimated by Sitchin (which was 3600 earth years).
Zecharia Sitchin had talked about the observation in 1983 of such off-limits new planet in our solar system, in his 2007 book The End of Days.
Furthermore, he had inferred from the abnormally high rate of dysfunction and/or loss of surveillance systems on the diverse Mars surveys and missions, that the Anunnaki have kept a presence on Mars, “if only robotic.”
Sitchin has been pivotal in revealing two major events about which there was a total denial and blackout from the world space agencies and that ushered in not only the international cooperation for space research, but the end of the Cold War (Zecharia Sitchin, End of Days, p. 302–6). The first incident was the discovery in 1983, of a Neptune-size planet at the edge of our solar system. The discovery was made by IRAS—NASA’s Infrared Astronomical Satellite, which explores and surveys space via the detection of heat (infrared) of celestial bodies or whatever objects. The IRAS was, at the time, looking for a tenth planet beyond Pluto to explain the gravitational anomalies of Neptune’s and Pluto’s orbits. The alarmed space agencies immediately focused on this body and six months later found that it had moved: it was actually coming toward us! (Moreover, they knew now it was a planet.) The next day saw articles on the discovery in some newspapers, but by the following one it was retracted.
To get back to the 1983 observation, an immediate change of global U.S.-Soviet politics happened immediately afterward, with a meeting between the two heads of state, Reagan and Gorbachev, and a new cooperation for space. That’s when President Reagan, talking about Gorbachev and pointing at the sky, uttered his famous sentence in front of the United Nations:
Just think how easy his task and mine might be . . . if suddenly there was a threat to this world from some other species from another planet outside in the universe. . . . I occasionally think how quickly our differences would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world.
Then in March 1989 the second event happened, called the Phobos Incident. Two Soviet probes (called Phobos 1 and Phobos 2), had been sent in 1988 to explore Mars and its strange moonlet Phobos—strange because it was possibly hollow. The first one vanished and no explanation followed. As discussed by Sitchin in The End of Days, the second, on orbit around Mars, started sending two sets of photos (with a regular camera and an infrared one) when suddenly there appeared the “shadow of a cigar-shaped object flying in the planet’s skies between the Soviet craft and the surface of Mars,” described by the mission chief as “something which some may call a flying saucer.” They directed Phobos 2 to approach the moonlet up to a distance of 50 yards. “The last picture Phobos 2 sent showed a missile coming at it from the moonlet. Immediately after that, the spacecraft went into a spin and stopped transmitting—destroyed by the mysterious missile.” Hardly a month later, in April 1989, the secret commission with representatives of all leading nations (born after the first incident) formulated a “Declaration of principles concerning activities following the detection of Extraterrestrial Intelligence” which stipulates the procedures to follow in case a signal would be received—namely to delay the disclosure for at least twenty-four hours before a response is made. As concludes Sitchin, “the preparations were for a nearby encounter”; in his eyes it does “indicate that the Anunnaki still have a presence—probably a robotic presence—on Mars, their olden Way Station” (End of Days, 305–6).
(Extract from my forthcoming: Wars of the Anunnaki. Self-destruction in Ancient Sumer. Inner Traditions. Bear & Co. August 2016.) Already on pre-order on Amazon.com:
A Ninth Planet in our Solar System 90% certain. Jan 20, 2016
Caltech astronomers Michael Brown and Konstantin Batygin have discovered, with 90% certainty, evidence of a new planet in our solar system, whose orbit, elliptical and extremely eccentric, would take her between 10,000 to 20,000 years to turn around our sun—the reason why it has escaped detection up to now.
They have called it PLANET NINE (since Pluto was demoted as a planet). It’s a massive planet, with 10 times the mass of Earth (two to four times the diameter of the Earth), and it orbits 20 times farther from the sun than Neptune. It would be a giant, rocky, and icy, planet, with an atmosphere of sorts.
The funny point is that these astronomers were on the look-out to smash any unorthodox thinking and theory about the famous Planet X (or Tenth Planet). . . and just found it. The Relativity calculus, they say, brings clear evidence; they know the orbit path, and the only thing that’s lacking is to detect, with the most powerful telescopes, where exactly it is on this path. Something they predict could happen within the next two years.
Read on this detailed article from the Washington Post below, printed the day their article was published in the Astronomical Journal (active links below)
By Joel Achenbach and Rachel Feltman; January 20, 2016
New evidence suggests a ninth planet lurking at the edge of the solar system
Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology announced Wednesday that they have found new evidence of a giant icy planet lurking in the darkness of our solar system far beyond the orbit of Pluto. They are calling it "Planet Nine."
Their paper, published in the Astronomical Journal, estimates the planet's mass as five to 10 times that of the Earth. But the authors, astronomers Michael Brown and Konstantin Batygin, have not observed the planet directly.
Instead, they have inferred its existence from the motion of recently discovered dwarf planets and other small objects in the outer solar system. Those smaller bodies have orbits that appear to be influenced by the gravity of a hidden planet – a "massive perturber." The astronomers suggest it might have been flung into deep space long ago by the gravitational force of Jupiter or Saturn.
Telescopes on at least two continents are searching for the object, which on average is 20 times farther away than the eighth planet, Neptune. If "Planet Nine" exists, it's big – about two to four times the diameter of the Earth, which would make it the fifth-largest planet after Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. But at such extreme distances, it would reflect so little sunlight that it could evade even the most powerful telescopes.
Confirmation of its existence would reconfigure the models of the solar system. Pluto, discovered in 1930, spent three-quarters of a century as the iconic ninth planet. Then, a decade ago, Pluto received a controversial demotion, in large part because of Brown.
His observations of the outer solar system identified many small worlds there – some close to the size of Pluto – and prompted the International Astronomical Union to reconsider the definition of a planet. The IAU voted to change Pluto's classification to "dwarf planet," a decision mocked repeatedly last summer when NASA's New Horizons probe flew past Pluto and revealed a world with an atmosphere, weather and a volatile and dynamically reworked surface.
Brown, who tweets under the handle @plutokiller and who wrote the book "How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming," said now may be the time to rewrite the textbooks yet again.
"My daughter, she's still kind of mad about Pluto being demoted, even though she was barely born at that time," Brown said. "She suggested a few years ago that she'd forgive me if I found a new planet. So I guess I've been working on this for her."
NASA's director of planetary science, Jim Green, cautioned Wednesday that there could be other explanations for the observed motion of the small bodies in the outer solar system. He referenced the famous dictum from Carl Sagan that "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."
“The Sagan Rule applies. If it's there, find it. I challenge you. Somebody out there oughta find it," Green said. But he said he was personally excited about the new research: "What an era we're in, where we’re discovering new things about our solar system that we never thought possible even a handful of years ago."
Brown and Batygin initially set out to prove that Planet Nine didn't exist. Their paper builds on earlier research by two other astronomers that revealed a peculiar clustering of the small, icy objects discovered in the past decade or so in the remote regions of the solar system.
In 2014, Scott Sheppard of the Washington-based Carnegie Institution of Science and Chad Trujillo of the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii published a paper in the journal Nature that discussed the potential existence of a giant planet affecting the orbits of those dwarf worlds. Sheppard and Trujillo noted a similarity in the motion of those bodies when they are closest to the sun.
"We thought their idea was crazy," Brown said, explaining that extra planets are always the "go-to suggestion" when astronomers find orbital behavior they can't explain. But he and Batygin struggled to debunk that hypothetical ninth planet. They used mathematical equations and then computer models, ultimately concluding that the best explanation for the smaller objects' clustering was the gravitational effects of something far bigger.
Such clustering is similar to what's seen in some asteroids that are about as close to the sun as the Earth. They wind up in stable orbits that keep them far from Earth and free from any significant disturbance by the Earth's gravity.
"Until then, we didn't really believe our results ourselves. It just didn't make sense to us," Brown said. But their modeling showed that a planet with 10 times the mass of Earth would exert an influence over the orbits of the smaller bodies and keep them from coming as close to the sun as they should. It would also slowly twist these orbits by 90 degrees, making them periodically perpendicular to the plane of the solar system.
"In the back of my head, I had this nagging memory that someone had found some of these modulating objects and not known what to make of them," Brown said. "And sure enough, these objects do exist. And they were exactly where our theory predicts they should be." That's when the Caltech researchers started to take Planet Nine seriously. "That was the real jaw-dropping moment, when it went from a cute little idea to something that might be for real," he said.
Sheppard, who co-wrote the paper that Brown and Batygin set out to disprove, says the existence of a hidden planet is still a big unknown. "Until we actually see it for real, it will always be questionable as to whether it exists," he said, cautioning that the latest calculations are based on a relatively small number of known objects and that further observations and detections of perturbed bodies would bolster the hypothesis.
Still, Sheppard significantly upped the odds of discovery – from 40 percent before to 60 percent now. “Some people took it seriously, but a lot of people didn’t," he said of his own study's findings. "With this new work, it’s much more rigorous, and people will take it more seriously now.” Brown said he puts the odds of Planet Nine being real as "maybe 90 percent."
From the Côte d'Azur Observatory in Nice, France, planetary scientist Alessandro Morbidelli agreed that the evidence was stronger this time. "I immediately felt that this paper, for the first time, was providing convincing evidence for a new planet in the solar system," said Morbidelli, an expert in these kinds of orbital movements who was not involved in either study. "I don't see any alternative explanation to that offered by Batygin and Brown." "We will find it one day," he added. "The question is when."
The past two decades have seen a burst of discoveries as astronomers have scrutinized the light of distant stars and looked for signs of orbiting planets. More than a thousand such planets have been detected through analysis of starlight that has traveled across the vast interstellar distances. Brown and Batygin, however, have been searching closer to home, looking for objects that orbit the sun and remain unseen only because the outer regions of the solar system are exceedingly dark.
The thought of a hidden planet larger than Earth is intriguing, but for now it's difficult to say too much about the hypothetical conditions there. Brown believes it's probably an icy, rocky world with a small envelope of gas – a planet that could have been the core of a gas giant had it not been ejected into a wonky, highly elliptical orbit. It might not make its closest approach of the sun more than once every 10,000 years, and even then it would remain far beyond the known planets.
The situation mimics what happened in the 19th century when careful observation of the seventh planet, Uranus, indicated that there must be another body in far-distant space influencing its orbit. That work led eventually to the discovery of Neptune.
It would be difficult to see the ninth planet if it's not at or near its closest approach to the sun. Brown doesn't believe the object is at that point, saying it would have been spotted by now. But he does think that the most powerful telescopes on the planet, if pointed in precisely the right direction, might be able to detect it even when it is most distant from the sun. "We've been looking for it for a while now, but the sky is pretty big," Brown said. "We know its path, but not where it is on that path."
He and Batygin hope their paper's publication will infuse the search with new energy. "If other people – better astronomers – get excited about the idea of finding Planet Nine, we could hopefully see it within a couple of years," he said. . . . If and when it's spotted, Planet Nine would be evaluated by the same criteria that got Pluto demoted. Brown isn't concerned about that. "That's not even a question -- it's definitely a planet," he said. One of the trickiest criteria for planet status, based on the standards set by the International Astronomical Union, is that a planet must "clear the neighborhood" around its orbital zone. It needs to have the gravitational prowess to change the orbits of other objects.
"Planet Nine is forcing any objects that cross its orbit to push into these misaligned positions. It fits that concept perfectly," Brown said. The "Pluto killer" added: "Not to mention the fact that it's 5,000 times the mass of Pluto."
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