Is Planet 9 Real And is it a Threat to Earth?
NASA believes that there is a “compelling case” for the existence of Planet 9 as further astonishing evidence piles up. But what is Planet 9 and is there a threat to Earth?
The American space agency is looking for signs that could finally lead to proof of the enigmatic Planet 9, hiding in the outer reaches of the solar system.
In a recent press release, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, pointed towards indirect gravitational footprints that add up to a “compelling case” for Planet 9. Professor Konstantin Batygin, a planetary astrophysicist behind the research, said: “There are now five different lines of observational evidence pointing to the existence of Planet Nine.
“If you were to remove this explanation and imagine Planet Nine does not exist, then you generate more problems than you solve. “All of a sudden, you have five different puzzles, and you must come up with five different theories to explain them.”
A fascinating paper, released by Professor Batygin’s research team, suggested that Planet 9 could be the reason why planets have an orbit titled at six degrees to the sun.
“Over long periods of time, Planet Nine will make the entire solar-system plane precess or wobble, just like a top on a table,” the astronomer explained.
Is Planet 9 a Threat to Earth?
The ‘discovery’ of Planet 9 piqued the interests of doom-mongers and conspiracy theorists who have linked the planet to the apocalyptic Planet X, or Nibiru. But NASA underlined that Planet 9 poses absolutely no threat of “ever colliding with Earth” or bringing “days of darkness”.
The wild Planet X conspiracy claims that a rogue planet hidden behind the solar system is on a collision course with Earth. The Nibiru theory exists in various forms, often linked to Biblical prophecies about the end of the world, but it has been debunked several times.
In fact, NASA’s leading scientist Dr David Morrison said: “There is no credible evidence whatever for the existence of Nibiru. There are no pictures, no tracking, no astronomical observations.
“I can quite specifically say how we know Planet X or Nibiru does not exist and does not threaten the Earth.
“Firstly, if there was a planet headed into the inner solar system that was going to come close to the Earth, it would already be inside the orbit of Mars, it would be bright, it would be easily visible to the naked eye – if it was up there it would be easy to see it, all of us could see it.”