NIBIRU | ELENIN | BROWN DWARF STAR | PLANET X: Sept-Oct-Nov 2011…and beyond

22 08 2011

UPDATES:

  1. 02/26/13: C2C – Planet X (Nibiru) Update [Skip to 0:39:20]
  2. 12/18/11:  #73 Nibiru & Elenin Events
  3. 11/28/11:  #72 Nibiru & Elenin Events
  4. 11/17/11:  #71 Nibiru & Elenin Events
  5. 11/16/11:  #70 Nibiru & Elenin Events
  6. 11/10/11:  #69 Nibiru & Elenin Events
  7. 11/02/11:  #68 Nibiru & Elenin Events
  8. 10/18/11:  #67 Nibiru & Elenin Events
  9. 10/10/11: #66 Dwarf Star, etc. update
  10. 10/01/11: The Sun & Elenin (Gravitational tunnel…)
  11. 9/28-29/11:  Canary Islands Volcano Watch (over 8,000 earthquakes since mid July 2011)
  12. 09/28/11:  “Coma of Elenin undone…Oct. & Nov. we will see meteors and solar activity causing volcanism…and disrupting communications.”  Dwarf Star redirected by CG…New Society…
  13. 9/28/11: “An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) over the United States could end modern life in America overnight. Whether caused by an enemy attack (a nuclear device detonated above the atmosphere) or by a natural phenomenon (a geomagnetic storm), an EMP can cause entire regions of the country to lose electricity—permanently.”  Click here to read the entire article. 
  14. 9/17-18/11: Object(s) in Antarctica Captured on Timelapse Webcam
  15. 9/25/11: Terral’s Elenin Dwarf Star Update–Solar flares, power grids, communications grids, weakening magnetosphere… 
  16. 9/24/11:  Super Sun blast and the massive power outage in 90% of Chile, South America  http://www.eutimes.net/2011/09/super-sun-blast-fears-put-russian-nuke-plants-in-lockdown/
  17. WHO’S IN DENVER ON SEPT 27, 2011? –Site of the largest “deep underground military base” (DUMB), said to be a 5-mile radius underground city (two miles less than the size of San Francisco)
    – Barack Obama, U.S. President
    – Bill Gates, Former CEO of Microsoft on ACEEE conference
    – Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator (i.e. Head of NASA)
    – FEMA, FBI, CIA, Homeland Security, NASA, etc.
    WHO’S ON LEAVE FROM LATE SEPT TO MID OCT?
    – The British Parliament (Sept. 15 – Oct. 10)
    – Congress Recess (Sept. 25 – Oct. 2 )
    – The Pope (Sept. 24 – mid Oct.)
    – United Nations (Sept. 23 – Oct. 10)
    – Germany’s President on leave (Sept. 25 – mid Oct.)
    – High ranking generals posting reports of the U.S. being on “DEFCON 1” – highest level emergency that we have (Sept. 27, 2011 lock down by Alexey Maslov)
    BENEATH THE SURFACE OF THE DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:

    Jesse Ventura’s show regarding the new Denver airport:
  18. The Large Binocular Telescope at Mt. Graham, Arizona. Image credit: Large Binocular Telescope Observatory
    Archive: Art Bell’s 1997 audio interview with Dr. Malachi Martin (author of 16 books, holds three PhDs, Professor at the Vatican’s Pontifical Biblical Institute, Catholic priest, spoke 10 languages, died 1999). Talks briefly about how the Vatican “muscled its way onto Mt. Graham in Arizona” to build an international observatory (re: “Vatican’s intense interest now in astronomy because of the content of some of the secret revelations they claim were made in this century about the near future involving the stars, involving astronomical data.”) Fast forward to 8:24 on video.
    Other source re: Vatican, UFOs, Aliens, etc.:  http://www.thelivingmoon.com/49ufo_files/03files2/Monsignor_Corrado%20_Balducci.html
    NASA page for Mt. Graham Observatory: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/index.cfm?mission=LBTI
  19. 09/22/11:  Andromedan update of Elenin, Brown Dwarf Star and Sun gravitational tunnel, massive solar flare/CME activity in Oct/Nov, floods, change in earth’s axis, magnetic poles repositioning, government/ military activity and rocket Juno’s real intention, space junk
  20. 09/20/11:  Planet X, Consciousness and Comet Elenin.  Coast-to-Coast interview with author Doug Elwell (Videos 2, 3 & 4)  Go to start time 9:11 to skip through the introductory discussion
  21. 09/15/11: For those who believe in the Galactic Community coming to our assistance with their advanced technologies to deactivate nuclear reactors, reduce the number of debris following ELENIN, and redirect the DWARF STAR trajectory to avoid entering the inner solar system, view the following two videos from a said Andromedan source:    09/14/11:
  22. 09/14/11:  According to amateur astronomer Michael Mattiazzo (from Australia) in the article “Comet Elenin is Now Fading Away” by Nancy Atkinson, ELENIN has broken up and did not survive perihelion.  That said, however, in the past 24 hours, there were FOUR M6+ quakes (Cuba, Japan, New Zealand, and Alaska).  It is fair to say if ELENIN no longer poses a threat, there may well be another body approaching our solar system (the much talked about brown dwarf star perhaps–as discussed by Professor James McCanney) which is causing the seismic, volcanic, and flooding activity on Earth.  We advise that one still take precaution during the dates for alignment (3-way Sept 26th and 6-way Sept 27th).  [Image – Comet Elenin on Sept. 14, 2011. It is now almost indiscernible. Image and annotated chart by Michael Mattiazzo:]
    But as a rebuttal, see post refuting these claims: 
  23. Six-Way Astronomical Alignment for Wed., Sept. 27, 2011. Click image to enlarge.  NOTE the new alignment (the JPL/NASA in the left corner is flipped for a better view of the ecliptic):  MERCURY-SUN-ELENIN-MOON-EARTH-URANUS;  however, SUN-ELENIN-EARTH will still align on Sept. 26, 2011.
  24. 09/10/11: Debris from Comet Elenin (destruction)
  25. comet-elenin-mattiazzo-fading-imagery
  26. 09/08/11:  Elenin Changes Path..9-8-2011. 5 Way Alignment 9-27 (Explained)
  27. 09/08/11: 
  28. Summary of Recent Events on Earth
  29. 09/08/11:  Anomaly of Multiple Solar X Flares. Note: the day after COTC:TOL posted this video
  30. 9/9/11: three U.S. states (CA-NM-AZ) and parts of the country of Mexico experienced a major power outage. 
  31. 09/07/11: Unknown Object Entering Inner Solar System (Not Elenin)
  32. 09/05/11: (in Auckland, NZ)…Space junk or something else…
  33. 09/03/11: Comet Elenin Blasted and Breaking Apart
  34. 09/02/11:  Professor James McCanney (Believes ELENIN is a non-threat, tiny object; but believes there could be “something else” coming toward Earth.)
  35. 09/02/11: Sun’s gravity and Elenin’s trajectory.  
  36. 09/02/11:  Brown Dwarf star following Elenin? (Note: the music is a little dramatic).
  37. 09/02/11: Yellowstone Caldera activity (Super Volcano).  Click the following link to monitor Yellowstone Caldera activity:  http://mbmgquake.mtech.edu/earthworm/wavef_disp/current/welcome.html 
  38. 09/01/11:  COTC:TOL cannot confirm the source or content of this video.  Please watch with discretion:  Elenin Followed by Brown Dwarf Star and Mini Solar System
  39. 09/01/11:  Elenin viewed from NASA Stereo B-H 
  40. Earthquakes – last seven days 09/07/11-09/01/11.  Visit USGS site to monitor seismic activity: WORLD or Only USA  Click image to enlarge: 
  41. Infrared image comparison of Elenin (or some other brown dwarf star following Elenin). Click to view:  http://bit.ly/nm1lEv
  42. 08/31/11: ELENIN Caught in Explosion Near Jupiter, Breaks in Two.
  43. 08/30/11: Sanni Ceto on Veritas Radio (Pleiadians and Zetas redirect Elenin which they say is not a comet but a remote controlled Reptilian spacecraft. Ceto added that the Pleiadians and Zeta’s will not allow Elenin, or the squadron of alleged ships that are following Elenin, to impact our planet.
  44. 08/28/11:  CNN Slowly Leaks Out Brown Dwarf Star…
  45. Recent earthquakes, floods/tides/storms, volcanoes, etc. correlated (or caused) by astronomical magnetic forces aligned or moving close to earth. 
  46. 07/29/11:  “…Nibiru / Planet X Radio Interview with Hubble Telescope Observer” (We apologize in advance for the dramatic religious doomsday flair of this Hubble Telescope Observer. )

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Use the NASA orbit diagram (i.e. trajectory simulator) for ELENIN. You can fast forward, rewind dates on the trajectory and zoom in/out of the solar system as well as swivel the angles:  http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=C%2F2010+X1&orb=1

(Note: Elenin’s dark blue trajectory signifies its location in the southern hemisphere. Light blue shows it moving into the northern hemisphere.)

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ORIGINAL POST (SOME VARIATION)

1) This was the projected orbit of ELENIN around our sun with dates:

Official NASA report filed by the so called “Leonid Elenin” for Elenin #11133
Click link below to view:

http://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/gcn3/11133.gcn3

2) Vibrational harmonics creates an amplification of energy. A white paper was written to prove that an alignment of celestial bodies was directly correlated with (and is the causation of) major seismic activity on our planet. Source:  “Astronomical Alignments as the Cause of ~M6+ Seismicity” by Mensur Omerbashich (Cornell University Library: http://lanl.arxiv.org/find/all/1/all:+elenin/0/1/0/all/0/1  or download direct pdf:  http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1104/1104.2036.pdf )

3) ALIGNMENTS:  The last three major earthquakes occurred when there was a direct alignment of celestial bodies: Use NASA’s orbital simulator program for ELENIN (above  link).  It gives you exact dates:

(A) SUN-EARTH-ELENIN: March 11, 2011 – Japan 8.9 magnitude

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(B) EARTH-SUN-ELENIN: September 4, 2010 – Christchurch, New Zealand 7.1 magnitude

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(C) SUN-EARTH-ELENIN: February 27, 2010 – Chile 8.8 magnitude

https://i1.wp.com/webworkit.com/elenin/elenin_chile.gif

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PAST Astronomical Alignments Triggering M6+ Earthquakes in 2010:
(D) MERCURY-VENUS-EARTH: Oct. 25, 2010 – Indonesia M7.7
(E) MARS-MERCURY-EARTH: Nov. 20, 2010 – Tokyo M6.9
(F) SUN-MERCURY-EARTH: Dec. 20, 2010 – Iran M6.5
(G) EARTH-SUN-MARS: Jan. 26, 2011 – Sumatra, Indonesia M6.1
(H) EARTH-SUN-MERCURY-MARS: Feb. 22, 2011 – Canterbury, NZ   M6.3
(I) MARS-MERCURY-VENUS-EARTH: May 13, 2011 – Costa Rica M6.0

NASA Elenin 2011 Comet – Planetary Alignments with Comet Elenin Causing Big Earthquakes

Past Alignments Date Location Magnitude
Elenin – Earth – Sun Feb 20 2008 Indonesia 7.4
Elenin – Earth – Sun Feb 25 2008 Indonesia 7.2
Elenin – Earth – Neptune May 12 2008 China 7.9
Elenin – Earth – Sun Feb 18 2009 Kermadec Islands 7
Elenin – Earth -Jupiter May 18 2009 Los Angeles, US 4.7
Elenin – Mercury- Earth July 15 2009 New Zealand 7.8
Elenin – Mercury – Earth Aug 09 2009 Japan 7.1
Elenin – Sun – Earth Sept 09 2009 Sunola islands 8.1
Elenin – Earth – Venus Feb 18 2010 China/RU/N.Korea 6.9
Elenin – Earth-Sun Feb 25 2010 China 5.2
Elenin – Earth-Sun Feb 26 2010 Japan 7
Elenin – Earth- Sun Feb 27 2010 Chile 8.8 [Earth knocked off axis]
Elenin – Earth- Sun Feb 27 2010 Argentina 6.3
Elenin – Earth – Mercury Mar 04 2010 Taiwan 6.3
Elenin – Earth – Mercury Mar 04 2010 Vanuatu 6.5
Elenin – Earth – Mercury Mar 05 2010 Chile 6.6
Elenin – Earth – Mercury Mar 05 2010 Indonesia 6.3
Elenin – Earth – Mercury Mar 08 2010 Turkey 6.1
Elenin – Earth – Neptune May 05 2010 Indonesia 6.6
Elenin – Earth – Neptune May 06 2010 Chile 6.2
Elenin – Earth – Neptune May 09 2010 Indonesia 7.2
Elenin – Earth – Neptune May 14 2010 Algeria 5.2
Elenin – Earth – Jupiter Jan 03 2011 Chile 7
Elenin – Earth – Sun March 11 2011 Japan 8.9 [Earth knocked off axis]

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4) 2011 TIMELINE

(H) The next alignment is Sept. 26, 2011, but this time ELENIN will come between the EARTH & SUN (not on the outer edge) and Mercury will also align: MERCURY-SUN-ELENIN-EARTH.  It is possible ELENIN will block the sun for 3 days (considering its size).  See below (NASA STEREO-B spacecraft simulator):  Fastforward to Sept. 26, 2011 to watch the sun disappear. 

Oct. 16-18: ELENIN crosses Earth’s orbit (closest position to us at 22 million miles).

(I) VENUS-EARTH-JUPITER: Oct. 16, 2011
(J) SUN-EARTH-JUPITER: Oct 25, 2011

Nov. 2-7: Earth crosses ELENIN’s orbit (tail of debris)

(K) VENUS-MERCURY-EARTH-ELENIN: Nov. 9-11, 2011
(L) SUN-EARTH-ELENIN: Nov. 24-26, 2011
(M) SUN-MERCURY-EARTH:  Dec. 4, 2011
(N) EARTH-VENUS-ELENIN:  Apr. 11, 2012
(O) EARTH-VENUS-SUN-MERCURY:  May 30, 2012

NASA Future Elenin Alignments:
Future Alignments Date Note
Aug 31 2011 Comet Elenin will become visible by the naked eye
Elenin- Mercury – Mars Sept 06 2011
Sept 10 2011 Comet Elenin will come to closest to the Sun
Mercury – Sun – Elenin – Earth Sept 25 2011
Sept 26 2011 Elenin’s minimum angle to the Sun will be 1.9º.
Oct 8 2011 Elenin will make its closest apparent pass in the night sky to Comet 45P/Honda
Oct 11 2011 Elenin 0.246au from Earth; that’s a quarter of the distance to the sun.
Oct 17 2011 Elenin closet to earth 0.232au
Oct 20 2011 Elenin will enter Earth orbit and we will experience a gravitational pull.
Nov 02 2011 Earth will enter Elenins tail/ previous path
Venus – Earth- Elenin – Mercury Nov 11 2011
Sun – Mercury – Earth – Elenin Dec 04 2011
Mars – Elenin – Jupiter Dec 25 2011
Last Alignment
Elenin – Earth – Sun Dec 21 2012

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5) ELENIN can only be seen in the southern hemisphere.  The Neumayer Station in Antarctica was built to observe and monitor this cluster.  Video footage from Neumayer is attached below.  By August 31, 2011, ELENIN will be visible to the naked eye (southern hemisphere).

From the Neumayer-Station in Antarctica (Near the South Pole):
Official website: 
http://www.awi.de/en/infrastructure/stations/neumayer_station/
http://www.awi.de/NM_WebCam/

Coverage in August 15, 2011

Neumayer Anomalies and Global Earthquake activities in July 2011

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BROWN DWARF | PLANET X | NIBIRU

6) Some say ELENIN (or the brown dwarf star following ELENIN) is a mini solar system of six planets  with its own small sun (or red star). The largest planet is said to be larger than Jupiter at 16x the size of Earth.  This planet has been referred to as the “10th planet” in our solar system (or Planet X).  It’s also known as “Nibiru”.  Nibiru is said to have a 3,600-YEAR orbit around our sun. (See “Washington Post” article toward the end of this post.)

What is a brown dwarf star?

by Gary Vey for Viewzone (from his article, “Spanish Astronomers Claim Dwarf Sun Beyond Pluto“):

All matter attracts other matter. A larger mass will attract smaller masses towards it. In space this results in growing clouds of matter that tend to clump together and attract more matter. Since most of the matter in space is gaseous, these clouds eventually get so dense that they collapse into dense gaseous spheres. When they do this there is usually some “left over” matter that forms a ring around the sphere.

If there is enough matter in a sphere of hydrogen, for example, it can cause so much compression at the shpere’s core that the hydrogen atoms begin to fuse together and a fusion-reaction ignites a new born star. In this reaction two hydrogen atoms join together to form one helium atom and release extra energy as radiation.

Scientists believe that the minimum mass needed to ignite a sun is about 13 times the known mass of the planet Jupiter — written as “13MJ.” If the mass is lower than this, the pressure in the core is not enough to ignite and the sphere will be hot ball of gas called a “brown dwarf.”

As a new star spins, the disk surrounding it gradually cools and the matter forms heavier elements like metals and minerals. These “rocks” eventually clump together and form solid spheres called planets.

Sometimes a solid sphere will attract some of the gas that is in the disk and this will result in a gaseous giant, like Jupiter and Saturn, which has a solid core but a thick gaseous atmosphere. These “gas giant” planets can be very massive but, because of their solid cores, they will never ignite and become stars.

This Brown Dwarf

This newly discovered “brown dwarf” is believed to have formed from the same condensed matter that gave birth to our Sun. It is believed that, after the large planets formed around the Sun, they pushed it to the edge of the Solar system where it formed a sphere about 1.9MJ — well below the mass needed to ignite it as a “sun.”

NemesisThe theory of a companion sun is not new. It has often been described as Nemesis, after the Greek figure in mythology.The mythological Nemesis was the spirit of divine retribution against those who succumb to hubris, vengeful fate personified as a remorseless goddess. The name Nemesis is related to the Greek word meaning “to give what is due”.Nemesis is now often used as a term to describe one’s worst enemy, normally someone or something that is the exact opposite of oneself but is also somehow similar. For example, Professor Moriarty is frequently described as the nemesis of Sherlock Holmes.”Opposite yet similar” is the perfect description for a companion to our Sun. But the name Nemesis also implies a sinister nature. Will this new Nemesis be beneficial or harmful to our lives?

Many suns that we observe in the galaxy are part of binary systems or double stars. There is debate about how two suns form from a single condensed cloud of matter. Some believe that they both form at the same time; others believe they split following the creation of one huge sun.

Sometimes both spheres are capable of fusion and both suns shine brightly, encircling each other around an imaginary point call the barycenter. Sometimes only one sun attains 13MJ and ignites, while its smaller companion, the brown dwarf, glows dimly and radiates heat. Astronomers usually can only see the brightest of the two, but because they both circle around a common barycenter, the wobble reveals the mass of the unseen companion.

We are close to our Sun and within its gravitational influence. So as we are travel through space, it appears to us that the G1.9 is moving in an elipse between our furthest planetoid, Pluto, and the edge of our Solar system, near the Oort Cloud.

The newly discovered brown dwarf is reported to be located just about 60 to 66 AU (1 AU=the distance from the Sun to Earth) from us (its parigee), currently in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius. Because of periodic gravitational disturbances in areas of space further out, specifically in the Oort Cloud, the Spanish group of astronomers believe G1.9 travels in an elliptical orbit extending possibly hundreds of AU beyond the furthest known planets (its apogee). Its position just beyond Pluto suggests it is at its closest approach to the Sun and Earth.

Space appears relatively free of debris [see image above] inside the planetary orbits. This is because the gravitational pull of each planet (a large mass) effectively collects the interplanetary debris (small mass). But there are exceptions.

Belts of DebrisBetween Mars and Jupiter you will see a ring of debris called The Asteroid Belt. It is believed that a planet once orbited in this area before it was pulverized by some type of impact. Many theorists believe this was caused by a rogue planet that entered the Solar System — again hinting at the existence of some unknown member of our planetary system. Beyond the furthest planetoid, Pluto, there is a large ring of debris called the Kuiper Belt. While the asteroid belt is composed primarily of rock and metal, the Kuiper belt objects are composed largely of frozen volatiles (termed “ices”), such as methane, ammonia and water.As we get to the edge of the Solar System we enter another debris zone, the Oort Cloud. The Oort is not a band of debris but rather a spherical shell that surrounds the Solar System and extends out to the edge of the Sun’s gravitational field. This region is thought to contain frozen clumps of water, methane, ethane, carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide. It’s also the birth place of comets. However, the discovery of the object 1996-PW, an asteroid in an orbit more typical of a long-period comet, suggests that the cloud may also be home to rocky objects.Debris “fly-paper”Jupiter and Saturn are extremely massive and have such strong gravity that they attract meteors and comets entering the planetary zone of our Solar System. They protect smaller planets like our Earth from impacts, acting like a fly-paper for meteors, comets and asteroids.In August of 2009, Jupiter captured a large asteroid that entered the planetary zone unexpectedly, despite the efforts of astronomers to track these dangerous objects. It is believed that this asteroid was perturbed by the trajectory of G1.9, which until now, was not recognized and accounted for.Note: The dark spot [ top right] in the northern hemisphere of Jupiter where the asteroid impact was.

Size comparison of Earth relative to Jupiter, Brown Dwarf, Low Mass Star and the Sun (as revealed on CNN, see under Elenin Updates #19 above).

Google Sky Cover Up:

If you want to see Google sky’s blockage of the celestial cluster in question (taken in 2007), just open up your Google Earth, switch to sky view and enter the following coordinates:  (once you do, be sure you zoom out significantly to see that Google blocked out the image).  COORDINATES:  5h 53m 27s, -6 10′ 58 (Original image is below, before Google covered it up.)

August Status: Cover up. It is blocking the second solar system from their website tracker.

Zecharia Sitchin & The Sumerians [re: Planet X]

“Our interest in Planet-X was first triggered by the writings of Zecharia Sitchin, whose translations and interpretations of the oldest known civilization, the Sumerians, gave us a cosmology that included what he called “The Twelfth Planet.”

Sitchin’s work with ancient texts, specifically the Enumma Elish, is brilliant. The cosmology includes an extra, as yet undiscovered planet, which is similar to the descriptions used by NASA and the Starviewer Team. This planet is in an eliptical orbit with a “year” equal to an amazing 3600 earth years. This long orbit is why the planet — called Nibiru by the ancients — has eluded observation with current telescopes and satellites.

Embedded with the cosmology of the Sumerians is the description of an alien race of beings who came to our planet to mine precious minerals and who genetically altered our species. This latter bit of the tale in the Sumerian writing has caused the cosmology to be thrown out along with the aliens. But it does not negate the cosmology.

FACTS:

There is indeed something “out there” that approximates Planet-X, Nibiru, a brown dwarf… It has been proven but not seen. Readers can explore the mathematical models that demonstrate the disruptions in the Oort Cloud, comets and our Sun in a previous article on viewzone.

At the present time we seem to be experiencing an unusually quiet period of what was supposed to be the most violent 11-year solar cycle in history. According to the theory of barycenters, this must be due to the gravitational effects of some massive body in our Solar System, preventing the usual disruptions associated with the 11+ year orbits of Jupiter.

Recent unpredicted asteroid activity suggests that something is perturbing the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud.” – Source:  http://viewzone2.com/browndwarf2.html

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Observatory in Hawaii coverage of the second sun:

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LONG PLAY VIDEOS:

The Quickening from Keith Wyatt on Vimeo:

A seminar presented by Alex Retrov and Krystal Alexander-Hille will wake you up to the truth behind the 2012:

Aug 23, 2011 Marshall Masters on “Comet Elenin Forecast for 9/2011 to 1/2012 and the Hopi Blue Star Kachina”

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“Possibly as Large as Jupiter; Mystery Heavenly Body Discovered”

By Thomas O’Toole, Washington Post, Staff Writer
Friday, December 30, 1983 ; Page A1

A heavenly body possibly as large as the giant planet Jupiter and possibly so close to Earth that it would be part of this solar system has been found in the direction of the constellation Orion by an orbiting telescope aboard the U.S. infrared astronomical satellite.

So mysterious is the object that astronomers do not know if it is a planet, a giant comet, a nearby “protostar” that never got hot enough to become a star, a distant galaxy so young that it is still in the process of forming its first stars or a galaxy so shrouded in dust that none of the light cast by its stars ever gets through.

“All I can tell you is that we don’t know what it is,” Dr. Gerry Neugebauer, IRAS chief scientist for California’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and director of the Palomar Observatory for the California Institute of Technology, said in an interview.

The most fascinating explanation of this mystery body, which is so cold it casts no light and has never been seen by optical telescopes on Earth or in space, is that it is a giant gaseous planet as large as Jupiter and as close to Earth as 50 trillion miles. While that may seem like a great distance in earthbound terms, it is a stone’s throw in cosmological terms, so close in fact that it would be the nearest heavenly body to Earth beyond the outermost planet Pluto.

“If it is really that close, it would be a part of our solar system,” said Dr. James Houck of Cornell University’s Center for Radio Physics and Space Research and a member of the IRAS science team. “If it is that close, I don’t know how the world’s planetary scientists would even begin to classify it.”

The mystery body was seen twice by the infrared satellite as it scanned the northern sky from last January to November, when the satellite ran out of the supercold helium that allowed its telescope to see the coldest bodies in the heavens. The second observation took place six months after the first and suggested the mystery body had not moved from its spot in the sky near the western edge of the constellation Orion in that time.

“This suggests it’s not a comet because a comet would not be as large as the one we’ve observed and a comet would probably have moved,” Houck said. “A planet may have moved if it were as close as 50 trillion miles but it could still be a more distant planet and not have moved in six months time.”

Whatever it is, Houck said, the mystery body is so cold its temperature is no more than 40 degrees above “absolute” zero, which is 456 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. The telescope aboard IRAS is cooled so low and is so sensitive it can “see” objects in the heavens that are only 20 degrees above absolute zero.

When IRAS scientists first saw the mystery body and calculated that it could be as close as 50 trillion miles, there was some speculation that it might be moving toward Earth.

“It’s not incoming mail,” Cal Tech’s Neugebauer said. “I want to douse that idea with as much cold water as I can.”

Then, what is it? What if it is as large as Jupiter and so close to the sun it would be part of the solar system? Conceivably, it could be the 10th planet astronomers have searched for in vain. It also might be a Jupiter-like star that started out to become a star eons ago but never got hot enough like the sun to become a star.

While they cannot disprove that notion, Neugebauer and Houck are so bedeviled by it that they do not want to accept it. Neugebauer and Houck “hope” the mystery body is a distant galaxy either so young that its stars have not begun to shine or so surrounded by dust that its starlight cannot penetrate the shroud.

“I believe it’s one of these dark, young galaxies that we have never been able to observe before,” Neugebauer said.

“If it is, then it is a major step forward in our understanding of the size of the universe, how the universe formed and how it continues to form as time goes on.”

The next step in pinpointing what the mystery body is, Neuegebauer said, is to search for it with the world’s largest optical telescopes. Already, the 100-inch diameter telescope at Cerro del Tololo in Chile has begun its search and the 200-inch telescope at Palomar Mountain in California has earmarked several nights next year to look for it. If the body is close enough and emits even a hint of light, the Palomar telescope should find it since the infrared satellite has pinpointed its position.

(ITEM 123)December 31, 1983, Saturday, Final Edition
(ITEM 127)The distance from earth of a mysterious object in space was reported incorrectly in some  editions yesterday. The correct figure is 50 billion miles.

Articles appear as they were originally printed in The Washington Post and may not include subsequent corrections.

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“New York Times” Article

Transcribed (easy reading) version below actual copy of article at the link below:

Article Name: Clues Get Warm in the Search for Planet X
Released in: The New York Times
Release Date: Sunday, January 30, 1983
Writer: John Noble Wilford

http://www.redxpro.com/articles/nyt_1_30_1983.html

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http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/index.cfm?mission=LBTI

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