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Caltech Astronomers Say a Ninth Planet Lurks Beyond Pluto
01-21-2016, 10:09 PM #16
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(01-21-2016, 10:05 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(01-21-2016, 09:37 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(01-21-2016, 09:06 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Considering that the scientists think its orbit is a 15,000-20,000 year cycle, I can't find any mass extinction events to match this cycle, that doesn't mean it won't cause asteroids and comets to go off course and come our way.

İmage

Spot on, I was thinking asteroids and comets and just as bad, debris just large enough to make it to the ground over an extended period, like a few thousand years.
Talk about a nightmare.
The other deal is, a 15,000-20,000 orbit cycle... and they have yet to spot the 'object'... What if it's not an object at all.
For everything we understand, there's a million things we don't.
I get the sense they are indulging in speculation.

Of course it is speculation, but their math says there is something tugging on other things...out there.

In another vein of speculation, what if mass extinctions are the cause of this large planetary body's orbit, but the level of destruction is dependent upon other large planets lining up, or not being in a position to act as Earth's shields?

spock.gif That's a variable I didn't even take under consideration. So many what ifs. This boggles my mind.

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01-21-2016, 10:33 PM #17
Coolchick Member
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5 planets are now all aligned too

just saying.
thats a lotta power.. each one has..

Just Plain Nuts.
01-21-2016, 10:37 PM #18
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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It appears the planets are aligned across the sky, not in a straight line, but close to each other nonetheless.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35362733

I wonder if Earth can withstand these planet alignment phases as a norm, then the ninth planet may just cause a little tugging because it is still so far off from our solar system.
01-21-2016, 11:12 PM #19
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So much to ponder here... hmm.gif

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01-22-2016, 08:38 AM #20
Screaming Yellow Zonkers Member
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TENTH planet. Tenth. Do not tell an astrologer Pluto isn't a planet. Also, I think we would have noticed this planet decades ago, hmmmmmm

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01-22-2016, 09:55 AM #21
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Yeah, doesn't set right with me. Pluto should be a planet, and so should Ceres. They are both far more interesting than Venus or Mercury.

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01-22-2016, 02:54 PM #22
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Rather strange and disturbingly misleading, how they're supposedly just discovering the existence of this huge planet only now and its a massive planet that is relatively very close to us, while still mostly denying the reality of the Suns companion star Nemesis and its wide elliptical orbit, thats most likely responsible for the numerous horrible cyclic extinctions upon the Earth...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemesis_(h...ical_star)

İmage İmage
01-22-2016, 02:59 PM #23
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(01-20-2016, 10:54 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  burp.png WTF? Brown dwarf? Gravity anomaly?
Problem is, we should have spotted it long ago if it was a planet.

According to the article I read, it doesn't reflect sunlight because it is too far out. We still haven't seen it. We only see the effects of its gravity.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
01-22-2016, 07:12 PM #24
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Wat? A nemesis star? blink.gif When stars collide.

01-22-2016, 07:33 PM #25
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Holy crap... the amount of energy released there is unfathomable.

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