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"Astronomers are so sure of the 10th planet, they think there is nothing left but toname it." Ray T. Reynolds, NASANASA Press Release 1992"Unexplained deviations in the orbits of Uranus and Neptune point to a large outersolar system body of 4 to 8 Earth masses, on a highly tilted orbit, beyond 7 billionmiles from the sun." The New York TimesSunday, January 30, 1983Clues Get Warm in the Search for Planet X John Noble WilfordRecent calculations by the United States Naval Observatory have confirmed theorbital perturbation exhibited by Uranus and Neptune, which Dr. Thomas C. VanFlandern, an astronomer at the observatory, says could be explained by “a singleundiscovered planet.” He and a colleague, Dr. Robert Harrington, calculate thatthe 10th planet should be two to five times more massive than Earth and have ahighly elliptical orbit that takes it some 5 billion miles beyond that of Pluto –hardly next-door but still within the gravitational influence of the Sun.Some astronomers have reacted cautiously to the 10th-planet predictions. Theyremember the long, futile quest for the planet Vulcan inside the orbit of Mercury;Vulcan, it turned out, did not exist. They wonder why such a large object as a10th planet escaped the exhaustive survey by Mr. Tombaugh, who is sure it is notin the two-thirds of the sky he examined. But according to Dr. Ray T. Reynolds of the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA, other astronomers “are so sureof the 10th planet, they think there’s nothing left but to name it.”From US News & World Report
"All I can say is that we don't know what it is yet," says Gerry Neugebaur, director of the Palomar Observatory for the California Institute of Technology. Scientists are hopeful that the one-way journeys of the Pioneer 10 and 11 space probes may help to locate the nameless body.Some astronomers say the heat-emitting object is an unseen collapsed star or possibly a "browndwarf" — a proto-star that never got hot enough to become a star. However, a growingnumber of astronomers insist that the object is a dark, gaseous mass that is slowly evolvinginto a planet.For decades, astronomers have noted that the orbits of two huge, distant planets — Neptune andUranus —deviate slightly from what they should be according to the laws of physics.Gravitational pull from Planet X would explain that deviation.
"Morever," says Neugebaur, "if we can show that our own solar system is still creating planets,we'll know that it's happening around other stars, too."Hazelwood, M.,(2001) Blindsided: Planet-X Passes in 2003. Earthchanges.(ISBN 1-931743-40-1. First Publish.)In January 1981, several daily newspapers carried a report that
Dr. Richard Harrington and hiscolleague, Dr. Thomas Van Flandern, of the US Naval Observatory, had told a meetingof the American Astronomical Society that “irregularities in the orbit of Pluto indicatedthat the solar system contained a 10th planet.”
A similar story was run by the New YorkTimes on June 19, 1982. “One year later, in 1983, the newly launched IRAS (Infrared Astronomical Satellite) quickly foundPlanet-X: “
A heavenly body as large as Jupiter and part of this solar system has beenfound in the direction of the constellation of Orion by an orbiting telescope” –
wrote theWashington Post. In
August 1988, a report by Harrington calculated that its mass is probably 4 times that of Earth
.” In 1992, Harrington and Van Flandern published their findings and their conclusionthat there is an ‘intruder’ planet. The search was narrowed down to the southern skies, belowthe ecliptic.Planet-X is likely to be a brown dwarf whose orbit takes it back and forth between our Sun andour Sun’s twin. Planet-X has an orbit which takes 3660 years.“When a planet’s orbit is between two suns, instead of round one, that orbit is a bit peculiar. Itspends 99.99% of its time slowly going away from one of the suns…to reach the half-waypoint. Then…the gravity of the sun it’s approaching takes over, and in a relative flash it travels theother half of its journey. Planet-X reached the halfway point sometime in 2000. It only takesabout 3 years to travel the rest of the distance…It’ll be cooking with its greatest speed by thetime it passes. Once it crosses Pluto’s orbit, it will only take 90 days to pass right betweenEarth and the Sun.”The most likely date for its passage and effect on planet Earth is springtime 2003. In 1982, evenNASA, momentarily officially recognized the existence of Planet-X:“An object is really there beyond the outermost planets.”Today, NASA is trying to sweep the danger under the carpet, claiming that it is nothing more thana large asteroid. But, whereas until early 2001, only the largest telescopes could have seenPlanet-X, now even small to mid-level observatories are sighting it. On the 4th of April 2001,the Lowell Observatory reported its magnitude and co-ordinates.
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