September 26, 2012 0:03
Scientists from NASA plans to launch a space telescope, with which they will try to find the planet Nibiru, or as it is called, "Planet X". It is the ancient tradition of the Sumerians, with a certain periodicity flies around the earth. The existence of the mysterious planet was discovered by scientists at the U.S. space agency in 1983, the year with an infrared telescope IRAS. Some researchers believe that its gravitational force, for example, was the instigator of the Great Flood and the disappearance of Atlantis.
Recall that in 2010 the American astrophysicist Daniel Whitmire and John Mathis of Louisiana State University said they found an unknown planet, several times more than the size of Jupiter. Distance to it — 30 000 AU (1 AU = 149.6 million km). See the object only by means of an infrared telescope WISE. To confirm this hypothesis about the planet Nibiru is necessary to analyze the data collected by the telescope WISE, which will be conducted over the next several years.
Fat to be, yet there is reason to fear? The Oort Cloud — a giant bubble filled with billions and quite large ice boulders. They are, according to astronomers, is regularly updated with the number of comets, which circulate in the solar system, and sometimes fall on the planet. Leave giant craters. Including in the world.
Oort cloud begins far beyond the orbit of Pluto. Its external borders, according to one estimate, are in one light year from the Sun — a quarter of the way to Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the star system Alpha Centauri. On the other — in the middle.
To comet flew out of the Oort cloud and rushed into the inner solar system, you need a sizeable gravitational influence. It was believed that it creates Jupiter, surrounding stars and galaxies. And the mathematical estimations Uitmira Mathis and it was that this did not suffice. Like, for the observed pattern of motion of comets now necessarily require additional object — the mass of Jupiter, which would be located in the Oort cloud. And it is likely that one exists. Before him, the order of 30,000 astronomical units. A astronomical unit is the distance from the Earth to the Sun.
According to Mathis, the massive object that affects the comet is so cold and dark, that it is not visible to optical telescopes. But it could be seen from the special tools, catching even negligible thermal radiation. For example, in the so-called WISE — Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer — Broadband infrared telescope, launched into orbit December 14, 2009. It is 500 times more sensitive than the previous model IRAS:
And what is the object "the size of Jupiter," which can come near to us? That same mythical Nibiru. Or Planet X. And what else?
Specifically, the word "Nibiru" no serious scientists did not speak. Now do not say. But the same is Eisenhardt before launching infrared telescope said that "the distribution of the trajectories of comets may indicate that, at a distance of 25-30 thousand astronomical units can hide very large planet."