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Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet lurks beyond Pluto (Planet X)

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 Cinnamon    24,851

The solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. Today, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune—but as yet unseen—orbits the sun every 15,000 years. During the solar system’s infancy 4.5 billion years ago, they say, the giant planet was knocked out of the planet-forming region near the sun. Slowed down by gas, the planet settled into a distant elliptical orbit, where it still lurks today.

The claim is the strongest yet in the centuries-long search for a “Planet X” beyond Neptune. The quest has been plagued by far-fetched claims and even outright quackery. But the new evidence comes from a pair of respected planetary scientists, Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, who prepared for the inevitable skepticism with detailed analyses of the orbits of other distant objects and months of computer simulations. “If you say, ‘We have evidence for Planet X,’ almost any astronomer will say, ‘This again? These guys are clearly crazy.’ I would, too,” Brown says. “Why is this different? This is different because this time we’re right.”

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http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/01/feature-astronomers-say-neptune-sized-planet-lurks-unseen-solar-system

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 Han sole    472
19 minutes ago, grav said:

Rahu, the FE Hindu deity who eats the moon.

I love this bullshit lol.  A planet come out of no where! You know the probes we lie about we have been sending out from the 50s. Well you got it the planet has a cloaking device that why the probes missed it.  

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43 minutes ago, Han sole said:

I love this bullshit lol.  A planet come out of no where! You know the probes we lie about we have been sending out from the 50s. Well you got it the planet has a cloaking device that why the probes missed it.  

Well, it could be the Eclipser, the dark body that blots out the moon when the sun is not in the right position. The Hidden Hand, Wormwood, whatev, the mechanism that is under the dome and brought out when it's time for a do-over.

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 YourMom2    1,354

Planet X aka Niburu has gotta be the best doom ever. :cheer:

They are getting smarter and letting "planetary scientists" release the news instead of amateur astronomers. The Vatican is probably shaking in their boots and Gil Broussard is shouting "I told you so!!"

Those guys look pretty young but hey, the older scientists who found it years ago have been suicided.

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