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NASA finds no sign of hypothetical Planet X


Posted on Monday, 10 March, 2014 | Comment icon 16 comments

NASA's WISE telescope. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Researchers had theorized that a gas giant in the Oort Cloud may have been affecting the orbit of comets.
The concept of a 'Planet X' or 'Tyche' ( not to be confused with the mythical Nibiru ) was devised by physics professors John Matese and Daniel Whitmire of the University of Louisana in 2011.

The hypothetical gas giant, they theorized, may be up to four times the size of Jupiter and could be found within the extensive Oort cloud at the edge of the solar system. It has even been suggested that this distant body might be a failed star.

Despite covering a distance of over 93 million miles however, a recent survey using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope has come up empty.

"The outer solar system probably does not contain a large gas giant planet, or a small, companion star," lead study author Kevin Luhman said in a statement.

Source: IB Times | Comments (16)

Tags: Oort Cloud, Planet X, Tyche


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #7 Posted by stereologist on 9 March, 2014, 13:40
The article makes a common mistake which is thinking that the names planet X, Tyche, and Nemesis refer to the same object. They do not. Each refers to a different search for an object with different properties. These are different theories and each has been shown to be incorrect for different reasons. Planet X was shown not ot exist after it was learned that Neptune's mass was 0.5% off when Voyager 2 flew by the planet. Nemesis was shown to be wrong when it was learned that the periodic extinction rate was not correct. Tyche was proven to not exist by examining the WISE data. What is interesti... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by Junior Chubb on 10 March, 2014, 12:43
Why oh why does UM keep bursting the bubble? I am going to stick to YouTube for my 'facts' in the future...
Comment icon #9 Posted by shaddow134 on 10 March, 2014, 13:31
The looney fringe will call foul and claim cover up,tis only a matter of Time.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Duchess Gummybuns on 10 March, 2014, 20:50
Whenever I heard anyone talk about Planet X, all I could think about was:
Comment icon #11 Posted by Sundew on 11 March, 2014, 2:22
Clearly Planet X is hiding behind Planet W.
Comment icon #12 Posted by ancient astronaut on 11 March, 2014, 5:50
What ? you mean that the planet of the crossing is not on it's way to get us? Damn, I was looking forward to inviting Anunnaki over for Barbeque, I am really crushed.
Comment icon #13 Posted by pallidin on 11 March, 2014, 6:00
Huh. It would have been a tantalizing discovery. Oh well...
Comment icon #14 Posted by rufo32 on 11 March, 2014, 8:24
It's really there, just the Anunnaki don't want us to see them.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Peter B on 11 March, 2014, 10:12
It's really there, just the Anunnaki don't want us to see them. Assuming you're serious, what is your evidence for this?
Comment icon #16 Posted by Azznerak the Black on 11 March, 2014, 21:14
Dang. I guess the Annunaki while have to find another ride to Earth. HA!!!


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