Latest topics
» POOFness for APR 25: MIDWEEK BY ZAP the CONMAN PANHANDLING GHOUL BARBER of CALGARY
Today at 11:13 pm by PurpleSkyz

» BLISSPEDIA is a SCAM
Today at 11:01 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Plastic Free Boy
Today at 10:36 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Something UNEXPLAINABLE is going on... Birds falling from the sky for starters
Today at 10:34 pm by PurpleSkyz

» THIS HAPPENED ON OUR EARTH, 23-25 April 2018
Today at 10:22 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Highlands, New Jersey- An Active Shooter Drill has been scheduled for some time in April 2018 for Henry Hudson Regional High School
Today at 9:52 pm by WilliaminUSA

» RH- Blood Type ~ Why Johnny Depp, Paul McCartney And Leonardo DiCaprio Can Not Be Cloned
Today at 9:21 pm by PurpleSkyz

» "INTERROGATING ZUCKERBERG" — A Bad Lip Reading
Today at 9:15 pm by PurpleSkyz

» The Ego - Friend or Obstacle?
Today at 7:06 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Answer to "Virgo Triad" By Anna Von Reitz plus more
Today at 5:42 pm by WilliaminUSA

» "Judge" Anna Von Reitz Exposed
Today at 3:54 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Out Of Mind Viewer Poll ~ "What Will Jerzy/ZAP Beg For This Week?" ~ Guests welcome to vote
Today at 3:41 pm by PurpleSkyz

» A Summary Of Hoaxes By Deborah Tavares by snoop4truth
Today at 3:10 pm by PurpleSkyz

» “We can build these models, but we don’t know how they work.”
Today at 2:21 pm by topspin2

» The Most Honest Three Minutes In Television History
Today at 2:13 pm by LadyDragon

» Reel Thyme
Today at 1:45 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» Doctor Confirms Worldwide Chem-Lung Disease; Daily Chemtrail Spraying is Relentless Now
Today at 11:52 am by Consciousness Of Economic

» Graham Hancock the Mystery of Ancient Human Origins Has Finally Been Solved
Today at 10:03 am by PurpleSkyz

» Q #ENDGAME: MSMHate, Red Cross, PP, Climate GENOCIDE
Today at 10:01 am by PurpleSkyz

» David Icke live on the Regina Meredith Show (Part One)
Today at 9:59 am by PurpleSkyz

» Merck Fighting Fraud Lawsuits in U.S. Courts on MMR and Gardasil Vaccines
Today at 9:58 am by PurpleSkyz

» UFO Found In The Apollo Archives?
Today at 9:55 am by PurpleSkyz

» 1200 Ton Unfinished Obelisk At Aswan Egypt: What Caused Work To Suddenly Stop?
Today at 9:54 am by PurpleSkyz

» NIBIRU News ~ Clear VIEW NIBIRU System In California sunrise plus MORE
Today at 9:27 am by PurpleSkyz

» UFO News ~ Giant Glowing Worm flys Through Sky To Enter UFO, Chile plus MORE
Today at 9:22 am by PurpleSkyz

» Cloning and Immortality
Today at 8:09 am by topspin2

» Divers Trying To Save Drowning Whale Are Blindsided By Its Unexpected Response
Today at 1:44 am by MartyM

» POOFness for APR 23: LIFE AND OXYGEN MORE BS FROM THE GHOUL BARBER OF CALGARY
Today at 1:21 am by RamblerNash

» Ancient Astronaut Found In Serbia?
Today at 12:11 am by PurpleSkyz

» Karen Hudes ~ Network of Global Corporate Control 4 24 18
Today at 12:10 am by PurpleSkyz

» Yellowstone Incident: Bright Sphere Explodes, Strange Dead Body, UFO Descends!
Today at 12:08 am by PurpleSkyz

» UNSEALED: HRC, Uranium 1, Comey, BUNDY Ranch, M_rder #CASE1:16-cv-01490-LEK-DJS
Today at 12:05 am by PurpleSkyz

» E-mail from ZAP: A TREE WITH NO PARTRIDGE (Wait until you get a load of what they are shoveling now!)
Yesterday at 11:35 pm by RamblerNash

CURRENT MOON

You are not connected. Please login or register

Out Of Mind » GALACTIC AWARENESS » NIBIRU, PLANET X & 9 » NIBIRU News ~ Up in the air: Searching the dark for ‘Planet X’ and MORE

NIBIRU News ~ Up in the air: Searching the dark for ‘Planet X’ and MORE

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin

Up in the air: Searching the dark for ‘Planet X’
February 7, 2016 · Planet X




We had a great Public Night at our Dark Sky Observatory at Appalachian State at the end of January, on a modestly cold evening with a clear sky and no wind and good astronomical “seeing.”
One of our targets was Uranus, the second-farthest planet in our solar system now that we demoted Pluto. Even at a distance of 2 billion miles from us it appeared as a small disk, distinctly different from the point-like stars.
I got questions about the new “Planet X” that may have been discovered to live in the outer realms of our system, in the region known as the Kuiper Belt. Announced in a publication this month, the planet’s existence is suggested by the alignment of the orbits of several other Kuiper Belt objects. The as-yet-unseen planet has gravitationally shepherded those other objects’ orbits into one quadrant of the solar system. Co-author Michael Brown had previously discovered other such objects. I remember when he found his first one and wanted to name it Xena, after the character in TV shows and graphic novels. The International Astronomical Union, the group that had booted out Pluto, said no, and it ended up named Eris. I once asked Brown if that bothered him; he was actually OK with it.
At this point we only have an idea of the size, shape and alignment of Planet X’s orbit, but we do not know where the planet is in that giant ellipse. It may take several years of tracking its gravitational effects on its neighbors to pinpoint the location, although searches along its orbit may find it first.
Similar mathematical techniques were employed by the late Clyde Tombaugh to predict where to look to discover Pluto in 1930. He discussed his discovery in an interesting talk at Appalachian State about 25 years ago. I got to meet the man who was at that time the only living discoverer of a planet. Can I still count that?
We can expect more discoveries of KB objects, especially when the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope starts observing in 2020. It will likely discover hundreds if not thousands of new members of the solar family. The LSST will have a relatively large field of view, seven times the angular size of the moon, and its 3.2-gigapixel camera will image all of the night sky that can be seen from Chile, every three nights.
So, we are again at a new dawn of discovery, extending our knowledge of our neighborhood. And, the best part is that we will probably discover things unexpected and unimagined!



  

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin




  

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin




  

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin




  

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin




  

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin




  

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin




  

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin




  

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin




  

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin




  

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin




  

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin
'



  

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin




  

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin




  

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin




  

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin




  

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin




  

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum