The concept that there might be another quite gigantic planet past Pluto in our solar system is nothing new. Ever since Pluto was found, the search has been on in the astronomy community for the mystical Planet X. The unusual orbit of Neptune and Uranus was pointed to as classic evidence of another gravitational force out there in the far reaches of the solar system, but until this past week, it was only conjecture. Now, scientists have confirmed that the calculations are in and Planet X is real. And when Planet X is finally discovered, there won’t be any Pluto planet debates on this one. Planet X, according to the calculations, will be massive, perhaps even rivaling Jupiter for the title of largest planet.
Astronomers aren’t the only ones to warn of the existence of the ninth planet (Pluto got ousted, remember?). The legend of the dark planet Nibiru on a collision course with Earth from the far reaches of the solar system is a recurring conspiracy theory that won’t quit. As a matter of fact, we have seen serious talk about Nibiru on several different occasions over the last decade, each instance turning out to be nonsense. But now, it’s time for the Nibiru talk to heat up again as it seems almost like scientists are confirming that Nibiru exists after all.
Bear in mind that the undiscovered Planet X and Nibiru have some major differences. Planet X is definitely not getting any closer to Earth or the sun, and there is no reason to think that it would be likely that i could harbor life at that distance. But it is still interesting, and you can bet there will be plenty of people talking about it as the search is on.