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  2012 - Planet X and Nibiru
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CLAIM: Planet X and/or Nibiru will pass close to Earth in 2012 and cause major destruction on Earth!


FACTS: Nibiru is a term in Akkadian language (an extinct Semitic language spoken in ancient Mesopotamia) meaning crossing or point of transition, especially of rivers. In Babylonian Astronomy it refers to the highest point of the ecliptic i.e. the point of the summer solstice.

After Neptune was discovered in 1846, some anomalies were observed in the orbits of both Uranus and Neptune and blamed on the existence of a ninth planet, which Percival Lowell termed Planet X, as a “place-holder” until it could be discovered. Once Pluto was discovered and named in 1930, and with additional data from the Voyager 2 spacecraft, the orbital anomalies were discarded simply as errors in measurements and/or calculations.

However, some people claim there is a planet beyond Neptune called Nibiru or Planet X that follows a very long, elliptical orbit and passes through the inner solar system approximately every 3,600 years with dire consequences for planets such as Earth that happen to be near its path.

According to these claims which are not accepted by scientists and academics who dismiss them as pseudoscience and pseudohistory Planet X is either a large planet or a brown dwarf. In either case it would already be close, large and bright enough (reflected light) to be currently seen with the unaided eye or any medium-sized telescope from Earth but this is not the case.

Others claim Planet X or Nibiru has been captured on images from telescopes around the world or even from space. All the reported images have now been dismissed as either fakes, misinterpreted, clouds in our galaxy, stars, very distant galaxies or other common celestial objects.

Some who support the existence of Planet X or Nibiru claim it has been identified but government agencies who want to keep it secret to “avoid panic and for their own greedy benefit”. We believe a discovery of this importance would not produce any more panic than a terrorist threat, which governments do announce, and all observatories and telescopes in the world would have to be shut down to prevent people from seeing Planet X, if it really existed. Anybody with a medium-sized telescope would be able to see it so keeping this discovery secret would be almost impossible.


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