TO PLANET X THEORY
There are two elements to theories about a Tenth Planet in our solar systems:
1) There is the historical
data produced primarily by Zacharias Sitchin who using historical texts, artifacts,
drawings and other data propounded the theory that a planet called Nibiru is
the 10th planet of the solar system, with an elliptical orbit that only brings
it home every 3600 years.
2) There are scientific
observations of a large Kuiper Belt object that has been perturbing the orbits
of Neptune and Uranus. The conclusion is that Pluto is too small to do this
and a search ensued from about the 1980's to discover this object that could
be the 10th Planet (Planet X). This search was led by NASA and some papers have
been published and others have been witheld. There is also some scientific and
astronomic suggestions that Earth has a dark twin (Nemesis), a brown dwarf or
failed star, whose movement might account for the long period comets that swirl
into Earth from the Oort Cloud. If the dark star exists as a companion to our
Sun then it could be conceivable that a planet may orbit in a ellipse around
both of them.
The Sitchin Theory &
Nibiru & The Annunaki
The idea that Earth has
been visited by aliens at some point in the distant past is not a new one. Erik
von Daniken first touted the theory in his book "The Chariots of the Gods"
back in the 1950's. Many people's first introduction to this concept has been
via von Daniken's ideas. While he was widely read, the problem always was that
his interpretation of ancient texts and artifacts always lacked a certain key.
Zacharias Sitchin in 1976 provided that key!
Sitchin had apparently got started on his research by questioning the Bible stories while still at school in his native Israel. He notes in parts that Genesis (6:4) reads "There were giants in the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came into the daughters of men, and they bare children unto them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown."
Sitchin went much further
examining the old Hebrew texts. He realised that the Hebrew word "Nefilim"
was indeeed the name for the giants talked of in the Bible
and the men of renown were really men of the "shem". More importantly Nefilim in its original Sumerian interpretation literally means "those who came down to earth from heaven".
Sitchin goes on to claim
that the Earth was visited by aliens as far back as 450,000 years ago. These
aliens came from another unknown planet of the solar system called Nibiru. He
claims that these aliens were seeking to save the Nibiru atmosphere from serious
degradation and for this they needed extremely finely powdered gold dust pumped
into the atmosphere that would resolve the problems associated with heat retention
when their planet was in the aphelion region of its long looping orbit around
the sun. Gold was, of course, relatively plentiful on Earth!
Sitchin applied his understanding
of Bible stories to studies of ancient writing from Sumeria and Mesapotamia
generally and reached the conclusion that the Nefilim (Gods and Sons of God)
used advanced genetic engineering to create human from a combination of Nefilim
genes and those of a compatible pre-human evolved species. The result was humans,
initially created to mine gold for the Nefilim but later with the capacity to
understand commands, speak and procreate! Thus Eve really did follow Adam!
Sitchin studied many ancient civilisations and concluded the Gods worshipped by all of them were really ancient space travellers with a superb knowledge of advanced technology and a desire for gold! When viewed this way, much of the world history as told in the Bible and other manuscripts falls into place. Suddenly we can understand why there were gold mines 8-12,000 years old in South and Central America. And Sitchin concludes that humankind was developed to mine this gold to satisfy their needs.
Interestingly, other theories exist about the importance of the gold that the Nefilim so desired. These relate to the idea of White Powder of Gold, or the "Food of the Gods". Essentially this idea is that monatomic gold is a superconductor with many exotic properties, and indeed when the correct type is ingested it can bestow elongated lifespan and much enhanced mental faculties and produce ascension. Consider for a moment the twin objectives of the Alchemists, to transmute gold to lead and to find the elixir of life.
However, this is not the
purpose of this discussion about Planet X and those wanting to do more research
can follow these links:
It is a fascinating subject
in itself and may be the area where Sitchin misinterpreted the real Annunaki/Nefilim
desire for gold! Perhaps it was really the secret of their longevity and their
"god-like" powers. It may also explain man's obsession with the yellow
gold and indeed other precious metals.
Now, Sitchin postulated the theory that Nibiru, the Planet X, took an eliptical orbit around the Sun (and perhaps a dead star further out). His hypotheses are mapped out as a time and distance ephemeris orbital modeal at this site:
In his view, many catastrophic
earth events can be explained by the 3600 year cycle of this planet which brought
it back into our solar system at those
periods and depending on the closeness this caused biblical disasters such as the Great Flood! This occured as the immense gravitational pull of this planet
impacted on others within the solar system.
Sitchin based many of his
observations of Nibiru and its behaviour on historical texts, the Bible and
other such material but also the Sumerian artifacts that
described the Annunaki (the Nefilim/Gods) and their planet and chariots. There is a large collection of pictures of the artifacts that better explains Sitchin's interpretations at this site:
This page - http://xfacts.com/sumerian_culture.html
pulls together a lot of the evidence about Sumerian culture, the Annunaki and
Nibiru (Planet X).
You can read more about
Sitchin's theories and Planet X theory in general at:
about possible Planet X and a "dark star" companion
There is much speculation
that there are many objects residing in the Kuiper belt that is full of remnants
from the planet formation era of the solar system.
Here are some examples of
New Planet-Shaped Body
Found in Our Solar System
Hindu God Points Way
To Planet X
Another Candidate For
Planet X Found Beyond Pluto
Large Object Discovered
A New Class of Solar
Why, though, have so many
people been searching for this Planet X. Well, several astronomers detected
perturbations of the orbits of Neptune and Uranus. In fact, in 1846 Neptune
was discovered after its existence was predicted because of discrepencies between
calculations and data for the planet Uranus.
An interesting article is
available here from John Anderson for the "Encyclopedia of Planetary Sciences":
He discusses how the Robert
S. Harrinton US Naval Observatory study started as a result of unexplained motions
in the orbits of both Uranus and Neptune. The Pluto/Charon System was ruled
out as the cause of these perturbations and this led to the IRAS/Pioneer searches
for Planext X.
Interestingly, he says:
"On the other hand,
in 1986, A.S. Guliev in Azerbaidzhan used orbits of long-period comets to derive
the orbital elements of a single Planet X at a distance of 36.2 AU,and more
recently the orbital planesÃ³with inclination of about 30 arc degrees
to the ecliptic for two Planets X at distances of 48.5-56.6 AU and 102-112 AU
He then questions why IRAS failed to find it. Or did it?
Controversy surrounds the
whole Harrington studies and question exist to this day about what Harrington
of the US Naval Observatory did or did not discover since an initial statement
that Planet X had been located was later denied and later Harrington studies
from 1991 were never made available to the public.
A quick search will show
a number of papers from 1988 to 1991 about the Harrington search for Planet
X but many of the papers are not available, only the tantalising abstracts:
NASA themselves tend to point people searching for Planet X at this page:
Interestingly this makes
little mention of the work of Harrington but does include the conclusions of
John Anderson in his 1987 study of the motions of Pioneer 10 and 11 which concludes
that a tenth planet with a highly elliptical orbit does exist!
So the question has always
remained about what NASA really know and what they are telling us!
On the question of Nemesis,
the dark twin of our sun, there is a tantalisingly interesting story from the
Does the Sun have a doomsday
Interesting article here
too, covering the Telegraph article but taking it further by examining the Oort
Cloud in some detail:
And, of course, does this article from News Science and Invention Encyclopedia in 1987 really show what our solar system actually looks like:
To finish with a tantalising abstract from an unrealeased Harrington paper from 1988 entitled "Planet X - The Current Status":
"The history of the discoveries of Neptune and Pluto on the basis of discrepancies in the orbit of Uranus is recalled in detail, and the persistence of such discrepancies in 9-planet computations is considered. Particular attention is given to ongoing efforts to compute the current position of planet X, and to ground-based and space-based (IRAS and Pioneer) searches. Diagrams and graphs are provided"
Now wouldn't we all like to see THOSE diagrams and graphs, or perhaps that's what appeared in that Encyclopedia!