No, Nibiru didn't appear and destroy the Earth last week
By T.K. Randall
August 22, 2023 · 42 comments
Nibiru is not coming to destroy the Earth... Image Credit: NASA / Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)
Some conspiracy theorists had been expecting the non-existent planet Nibiru to collide with the Earth on Friday.
Numerous doomsday prophecies have come and gone over the years including the infamous 2012 apocalypse that was believed by some to be inevitable but then never actually happened at all.
One of the more enduring such prophecies is that of Nibiru - a mysterious undiscovered planet that some people believe lurks in the outer reaches of the solar system.
According to the prophecy, this wayward world will one day approach the Earth and smack into it, destroying everything and bringing about a biblical-style end of days scenario.
Some even believed that this turn of events was going to happen last Friday.
As it turns out, of course, no such thing happened - there was no sign of Nibiru whatsoever.
"Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax," NASA wrote back in 2012 prior to another alleged collision date. "There is no factual basis for these claims."
"If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth [...] astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye."
"Obviously, it does not exist."
Source: IFS Science
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