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Now conspiracy theorists are claiming that our solar system has two suns

By T.K. Randall
May 1, 2024 · Comment icon 15 comments
The Sun.
No, there is no second Sun. Image Credit: Pixabay / Bessi
This latest in a long line of ridiculous conspiracy theories is perhaps the most nonsensical one to date.
We've heard some pretty strange conspiracy theories over the years ranging from the idea that the Earth is flat to the notion that the Roman Empire never actually existed at all.

There isn't a Picard facepalm emphatic enough, however, to adequately summarize the bizarre nature of another recently revived conspiracy theory that is currently doing the rounds online.

According to its proponents, there is a second Sun hiding behind the one that we see in the sky.

To be clear, we're not talking about the possibility of an undiscovered brown dwarf star in the outer solar system or anything like that, we're talking about another main sequence star situated close by.

Little actual evidence of this second Sun has actually been presented save for a mischaracterization of Sun halos (a well understood atmospheric phenomenon) and a misrepresentation of a joke made by astronomer Paul Cox in 2016 when an orb of light appeared onscreen during a livestream.

"You may be asking yourself, what is that large round thing to the right of the Sun? Well, that's our second Sun," he joked at the time. "I don't know if you knew that we had a second Sun."
"But there it is. It is normally hidden from view."

"NASA and other organizations usually hide that stuff away from us."

Despite the distinctly tongue-in-cheek nature of his comments, some people actually believed that what he was saying was true, seemingly kick-starting a whole movement of second Sun believers.

Suffice to say, of course, that there is no second Sun hiding behind the Sun we see in the sky.

The orbital mechanics of the planets would be completely different, for starters, and we would be able to see it, not only from space but from the surface of the Earth.

This is one conspiracy theory that has been well and truly debunked.

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Comment icon #6 Posted by Ell 1 month ago
There is the northern hemispherical sun and the southern hemispherical sun, so obviously there indeed are two (half) suns.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 1 month ago
Not to mention the April Sun in Cuba…
Comment icon #8 Posted by joseraul 1 month ago
Some people process life in black and white and so his sarcasm was taken at full value. Wow.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Occupational Hubris 1 month ago
Look at these idiots that believe in "the sun". Truly, there is a sucker born every minute. 
Comment icon #10 Posted by sanchez710 1 month ago
There's only one Sun in Scotland and we rarely see that!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Scholar4Truth 1 month ago
I know some who believe space does not even exist. 
Comment icon #12 Posted by Peter Cox 1 month ago
It has millions of suns. I mean my dad calls me son.
Comment icon #13 Posted by WorldMysteries 1 month ago
The Nemesis Theory, also known as the Second Sun Theory, proposes the existence of a second sun in our solar system. According to this theory, there is a dwarf star named Nemesis that orbits at a great distance from our sun. Here are the key points about Nemesis: Purpose of Nemesis: Nemesis is named after the Greek goddess of vengeance, which adds a chilling connotation to its existence. The theory suggests that Nemesis could be responsible for triggering extinction events on Earth by disrupting comets in the Oort cloud—a mass of comets and debris located in the far reaches of space. Regular... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by Trelane 1 month ago
......? Well, I'm convinced.  
Comment icon #15 Posted by Abramelin 1 month ago
Nemesis .... Nibiru. Gawd...

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