A Strange Oort Cloud Object
So many theories have come and gone about the coming of the 4 horsemen. Some fantastical and some potentially plausible, depending on your belief and understanding. But one recent theory has me intrigued and has me in search of more information. But first I will put some context in it on perhaps where these theories might have come from and the possibility of links to others, if I can.
This is supposed to be a planetary object that is meant to come into the solar system that will either hit earth or be a near miss. The orbit is contrary to the orbit of other objects within the solar system (which in itself is not strange). This bizarre orbit is not the area which is not unreal, Pluto (a planet in my books still) was thought to have been capture by the Sun.
Simply put, a planetary body supposedly the size of the Earth orbiting our sun (albeit in a very contrary way to all other planets) would have been seen, would cause all kinds of other disturbances within our solar system including knocking asteroids in the asteroid belt and even hitting objects in the Kuiper Belt. The theory of a hit or a near miss in 2012 never eventuated but because it hasn’t been seen one might postulate that it is still not proof it doesn’t exists as there are billions of billions of objects within the known universe that we have no seen but theory suggests it is there. But this end of the world scenario has been theorised but has never materialised.
So going on about this Nibiru since this seems like the most plausible scenario on the scale of plausible of not plausible to potentially having plausibility.
Firstly why has not much in the main science spoken about this? Most of the comments come from what is called pseudoscience, even if some of these scientists are reputable. It also doesn’t help the debate when conspiracy theorists jump onto this bandwagon and yell cover-up as to why only information from the fringe is emerging.
So let us look at the information we have;
Images, yes some have emerged from sources unsure that show and object with what seems to be satellites. Those with some understanding states this object is a Brown Dwarf Star with its own system of planets orbiting.
So this is an image, enhanced, taken from an observatory in Antarctica. This is an image in the infrared, the red blob is meant to be the brown dwarf, more often only visible in the infrared spectrum as they emit heat but very little light.
The position of this is 0°02’37.77” arc-degrees, Right Ascension 9h47m56.32s.
When things start to go strange is when the believers start looking at this with several pairs of rose coloured glasses, enough smoking of the wacky tobaccy and state that one of the celestial bodies orbiting this brown dwarf houses and civilisation that settled earth as a form of slave labour, in the subsequent 3600 years since their last visit we have expanded in size and have broken our so called shackles. This race is called the Anunnaki, they are a technologically and supposedly morally superior race of beings to which we are their slaves.
Now I am willing to accept there is a lot about the universe that is not know. I am even willing to look at the evidence about there being another object out there beyond the Kuiper belt affecting the orbit of the outer edge planets. But the moment we start going into this realm of another civilisation on another planet orbiting close to their brown dwarf star then I need a little more than some theories out there.
I have some theories about the universe which are mine, I am not a astrophysicist nor a scholar nor mathematician of any kind and my theories are based on information I have read and seen, they are not unbelievable nor are they backed up by any basis either, they are mine. I am one who requires a lot of convincing and will often sway when there is evidence presented.
Some scientists believe an object is out there an unseen twin to our sun, a Brown Dwarf which correlates to some information in the Nibiru camp. But they do not believe that this object enters our solar system but merely orbits the sun, tugs on the orbits of Neptune and Uranus and every 26 million years (give or take) will disturb objects in the Oort Cloud and this send these sometimes massive objects into the centre of the solar system.
This theory has gained some momentum based on the theory of mass extinction events happening every 26 million years or so. This option sounds plausible, most systems in the universe are binary systems and the fact that we are in the select few of non-normal systems and happen to have life and happen to have intelligent life, seems hard to swallow. But the idea of there being a twin star, yet unseen orbiting far out from our sun doesn’t seem too far fetched.
So astrophysicists will continue scanning the heavens in search for this wondering where this object might be, why, well if it disturbs objects out in the far reaches of our solar system, these objects come into the path of the earth like Feb 15 2013 over Russia, seen, photographed, videoed and heard by people in the region. This was one of the largest such objects in recent times but was smaller than the one that shook Tunguska June 30 1908.
So it seems like a good thing since this object that crashes back in 2013 was nothing compared to the size of the object that brought about the extinction of the Dinosaurs or the other events that brought the eras of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods to the abrupt ends. And since there is a massive object (90377 Sedna) which some also call a dwarf planet and Sedna is about half the size of Pluto and if knocked from its orbit would cause a massive problem if it crossed into our orbit. Hence the search for something that might cause some issues.
The Oort Cloud is just as unknown as the Universe
That is the truth, the Oort Cloud a cloud of the remaining particles, gases and dust not formed into planets, comets, asteroids and other stellar objects orbiting our Sun it is a almost spherical cloud about 1 light years or about 60,000AU1 , scientists can guess the items in it, they would be making sure they mark the ones that can cause problems. This floats around in space, orbiting our sun, very slowly. It is said that the objects there can be perturbed by the gravitational forces of the Milky Way itself. Though there is no data to support this theory but they need an explanation how comets from the Oort cloud change their trajectory around the sun.
Scientists are trying to look at these bizarre trajectories of these ex-Oort cloud objects to determine a possible cause, but I believe they are still looking, and certainly the believes of any theory of an extra planet/twin star brings those believers back into the fray and scream cover-up again since they believe it is simple to explain why these objects have been shifted from the original and safe orbit around the sun.
But because something is not known doesn’t mean someone is covering information up. A lot of science is the search for truth, so scientists out there are searching for this truth. To them claim that the government is making or forcing the scientists to clam up about this mystery in the depths of our solar system is odd in deed as it would see that more data would come out, likes of Edward Snowden aren’t alone in their need to release information they feel the world should know.
Let us Assume…
OK, let us look at this with some defined context. Suppose there is a brown dwarf star out there orbiting our sun, it is about the size of 8 times earth mass, we will hold it there for now. Since there is various theories on when this sucker orbits the sun 3600 years or 26 million depends on how far out since Sedna takes 11,400 to get around does show the gravitational influence the sun can have on celestial bodies.
- It is thought that at its furthest point this star is about 3 light years from the sun, but it is also about 1 light year to Proxima Centauri (our closest star). Knowing that Proxima Centauri is about one-seventh the size and one-eighth the mass of our Sun but is also at its furthest point three-quarters closer to Proxima Centauri than our sun you would think that there might be some tug from the closest star certainly enough for it to shift.
But I will say that Proxima Centauri is our closest star now but hasn’t and won’t be ours in the past or future. So this tug might be nothing.
Where am I going with this? I am getting there, well I hope I am. So, this body then decides (well, you know what I mean) swing by our neighbour hood. Some might say we should be able to see it by now if it is going to swing by the place, well brown dwarfs are hard to see, they give off almost no visible light so spotting one, not iluminated and not silohetted becomes a tough job.
NOW, the government (puts its cover-up hat on) and determines that it isn’t in the publics best interest to know about this coming brown dwarf. That it will not hit Earth but the magnetic field this object would have would possibly cause a reign of destruction onto the planet and the seas swelled, tectonic plates shifted, lava flowed land was lost into the seas, forever.
Why would they? What possible explanation could they have for not letting us know there is an object, 8 times bigger than us about to cruise past and say hello? That anyone who was planning on releasing information out there, publish papers in peer reviewed journals have said to have been killed. There is only ONE reason I can possibly think of.
Panic. Often when the end of the world talk hits the air it is coming from the mouths of those who are not seen as credible sources. They are not getting up with panels of experts or the UN science teams. They aren’t broadcasting from major radio or TV stations they are more often confined to themselves or a select few, releasing podcasts and administering web sites about the impending doom. So when they talk we hear but we don’t listen and even if they say something slightly credible, the number of boy who cried wolf scenarios that has come out from these people, we are loath to believe anything they say. BUT, if the government comes out, the President or Prime Minister emerges to a pack media contingent, microphones, phones, tablets and notepads at the ready to take down the titbits about to come forth, then we listen, then we take notice and understand that things are bad.
But is not telling us early going to create a panic when there is no denying it and the possibility of doom is looking as sure as the Pope’s convictions as a Catholic. People will be rushing out buying supplies for the end, building bomb shelters hoping this means that the holy man Jesus will come down, take a select few and leave the rest to burn in the impending devastation that will come. People will profiteer, selling new products assured of survival beyond the apocalypse despite the fact that would not ever help you survive crossing a quiet street let along this cataclysm.
So is it a cover-up, in the way to stop the panic now and create a worse panic later are they deliberately sending out the “scientitians” saying there is no Nibiru, there is no Nemesis, there is Planet-X and we are still unable to find the green sheep.
So, where do I sit, I have provided all of this information provides pieces here and there, given even a possibly plausible reason (albeit not a very good one) why misinformation might be spoon fed to us by the governments. What is my stand on it?
Ifs, Buts and Maybes
We have infrared telescopes trained into space looking at the the universe presented before is. This is a place of mystery to say the least. We live in a galaxy with over a billion stars and certainly when you look at this image from the Hubble Space Telescope;
You realise that this small area of sky gives us a glimpse of that wonder. We are a young species, about 6000 years old, we have advanced so quickly in that time from the moments we burnt our fingers lighting a fire to burning our fingers on the hot fires of industry to burning our fingers on our friends iPhone as the battery is about to explode.
Out there, there are forces beyond our reckoning even for the super smart boffins pondering the ever evolving equations might say what a black hole can do but we don’t really know, they are equations on paper that tell us about it do nothing telling us what it feels like. Words sometimes fail to adequately express situations, the feelings I have for my boys, the feeling I have when I gaze up in wonder the feeling I have while peeing in a pool and the warm euphoria sweeps over me.
I believe there is something out there, it is disturbing things and might orbit our Sun. This might be Nibiru or it might be Nemesis, since I am only looking at information I can get from documentaries, the internet and second and third hand talks at the pub, mean that I am still sitting firmly on the fence as to what it is. The ever violent nature of the universe tells me we can’t predict all possible outcomes, we can’t protect ourselves 100% of the time and that sometimes it is best to just take what we have and enjoy the moment. Because IF there is something out there that will cause havoc, what can we possibly do to stop it. Nothing. If Sedna was coming towards us and even if we knew when it was going to hit, an object slightly smaller than our moon, we could not do anything to stop it. Bruce Willis will be too old and in the words from Robert Loggia (General William Grey) from Independence Day said “And turn one dangerous falling object into many.”
It is out there, in space, our end and it will not come out of the blue, we will know it is coming and we will scuttle like ants with their nest disturbed trying to delay the inevitable. But I want to enjoy my time with my family before I worry about the end and if it comes, we will worry about it then.
- An AU or Astronomical Unit is a unit defined as the distance from the Earth to the Sun (the mean distance since our orbit is slightly elliptical. This is about 150,000,000km in in length. This is only a guess but I am thinking that AUs were made to help measure the distances to the planets before things start getting measured in light years.
- FOX, Mem (2004). Where is the Green Sheep? Australia: Penguin Australia – ISBN: 9780670041497.
It might sound like I believe in the theories of Planet X but in some part I do. But I will be asking my beautiful wife if I can get a Telescope for my birthday. I will then look at the stars and find the things I would like to see with my naked eye. I will also like to target the position to be that of where this object might come and see for myself.
I would like to take some pictures of it myself and see what I can show. The universe has always fascinated me, learning about the strange goings on around the place, Jupiter my favourite planet, biggest in our system but a minnow in the universal ring, but its magnetic field 4 times larger than our Sun, Whaaaa? Questions, what drives it, Venus, shrouded in mystery and Sulphuric Acid Rain, extreme heat and pressure so intense it has crushed everything we have ever sent to the surface, more than 10 atmospheres. Triton with geysers like Earth but eject liquid nitrogen high into the air and it falls back as rain on the surface.
This is only in our Solar System, what awaits for us outside it, or still within. I will forever be learning of the universe and all we learn about the new things we find. And if a day comes, in my life time space flight becomes a reality for more than the super rich I would like to see it.