by Mark Hazlewood
More on Planet X
A group of scientists in Russia in year 2000 held several meetings
to discuss the inbound planet discovered from one of their largest
observatories. This led to the infamous "2003 Problem" Reuters news
service wire Sept. 13th 2000. The top government officials called
for a commission to study the problem which was said to expect to
cause "A string of calamities" & "A massive population shrinkage"
They openly wondered whether Russia would still even exist as a
Zecharia Sitchin is a world renowned scholar, author, and
archeologist. I've heard enough reports to understand that Zecharia
Sitchin occasionally says that X is very close to passing. He will
not elaborate on why he says this or give an exact date. This is
hearsay and is not something he does regularly or will admit to on
the record. So with this in mind take it anyway you see fit.
Insiders in NASA & the military privately confirm that many are
quietly building dome-homes (strongest structure know to man) in the
upper USA (one of the safest areas). Make a few calls about domes &
confirm this for yourself.
Trusting the Pentagon/gov't to guard itself & relay needed
information to protect you is clearly illogical.
Planet X is Nibiru, Wormwood, or THE MOST REVERED HEAVENLY BODY IN
ALL ANTIQUITY. After 3600 years on its regular orbit it will pass
again in SPRING 2003. It's RECORDED IN ANCIENT TEXTS & the SCIENCE
OF ARCHEOLOGY shows its effect on Earth with each passage. Yes, some
conspiracies are without merit, ignoring history and science is
another matter. The faint red cross to the left of this red object
in the middle may be X.
In July, 2001 the red object "2001 KX76" was disclosed. It's NOT X.
This was the original attempt at misdirection. By August 2001 the
disinformation had changed to the "LARGEST ASTEROID EVER" and it's
now shown as blue. All speculation about a large DULL RED inbound
brown-dwarf coming in from that direction was to be avoided. It's
the same label on a different object.
(Note: Brown dwarfs are failed stars. They're sort of a cross
between a large planet and a star. They're too small and cool to be
stars and too massive to be planets. They emit a dull red light
within a narrow range depending on how warm or hot they are. Being
very dense with strong gravity, its atmosphere attracts a kind of
smog or red haze around it).
NASA will continue to identify objects ahead and around X to
misdirect attention. The normal helpful & professional NASA
employees are being evasive & condescending when asked about it. As
many know NASA has covered-up evidence of UFOs, ET's, & structures
on the moon and mars for quite some time. How NASA has chosen to
handle their knowledge of Planet X fits into this same pattern. Over
600+ current and X government employees are currently working to
change this government deceit within "The Disclosure Project,"
working on capitol hill.
Here's where to find the real X coordinates:
X has INTENTIONALLY BEEN MADE TO SOUND RIDICULOUS and confusing for
several reasons. One of which is to avoid causing panic among the
world’s population. Many websites and articles continue to be
written about Planet X that spread lies. They say it only MAY exist
and comes around only once every few million years IF it does. This
disinformation is widespread.
X orbits between our sun and its dark twin. A diagram from the 1987
NEW SCIENCE & INVENTION ENCYCLOPEDIA shows our dead twin sun & the
X's MASS, MAGNETISM & DENSITY is such that it DISRUPTS the surface
of EVERY PLANET IT PASSES. In fact, history shows approximately 7
YEARS PRIOR to its passage its far reaching
electromagnetic/gravitational influence changes Earths core flows
TRIGGERING WEATHER, VOLCANIC & SEISMIC ACTIVITY.
Since early 1996
traditional WEATHER has CHANGED DRAMATICALLY, breaking all time
records regularly. The up-tick of QUAKES, VOLCANIC INCIDENTS &
changes in ELECTROMAGNETICS are being kept out of the media as much
as possible. Weather alone can falsely be blamed on global warming &
sun cycles but not earth's rumblings at the same time.
Research the advent of PLANET X and the cataclysms it will trigger
by passing EARTH. Being prepared and FOREWARNED gives one an
EXCELLENT CHANCE to SURVIVE.
"BLINDSIDED, PLANET X Passes in 2003, EARTH-CHANGES!"
Even the majority of the earth-change intuitive prophecies are tied
into or name Planet X.
ALL OTHER NEWS PALES IN COMPARISON TO THIS IMPENDING MEGA WORLD WIDE
EVENT OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS.
Why do I
believe Planet X will be returning in 2003?
A combination of in-depth research and life experience.
mid-'70's, at age 19, I started work with a solar cell corporation.
It had technology that could undercut the cost of fossil fuels and
nuclear power. Twelve years later it became clear that there were
people that controlled the energy cartel, banks and media that were
engaged in a combination of underhanded financial and legal
maneuvers to stop us. I wasn't looking to find that these
controllers existed. I had no interest in them. I did become acutely
aware of them first hand, having watched as they slapped the company
I worked with down and effectively shelved the technology.
Over the years, I've had a casual interest in prophecy in relation
to earth changes. I read perhaps 100 plus differing intuitive' works
from various cultures and times around the globe. Many curiously
coincided on what was expected and had an approximate time frame of
around the turn of the millennium for their occurrence. After
concluding that there was a high probability that this was not a
coincidence, I figured that earth changes were possibly part of our
Because I had no indication of why this
would happen or exactly when, I temporarily let it go and lost
interest. Prophecy alone did not give me what I was seeking, to be
sure. Over the years, I've worked on my dietary habits and studied
and practiced yoga off and on. This has had an incremental awakening
on my spiritual connection. I know I've a long way to go; at the
same time, I see subtleties today I wouldn't have dreamed existed
decades ago. For now I'll keep these insights mainly private.
I've an adult son and a grandson. In 1998, about 3 years ago, my son
and I both had simultaneous earth change dreams of almost the exact
same nature. We discussed it, and I decided to probe my spiritual
connection for an answer as to the why of these dreams. I wasn't
given anything. However, within 36 hours, by my own probing efforts,
I had stumbled onto that answer. I discovered that there was a
thread in my study of prophecy and intuitive that I'd dropped
several years prior, which I'd missed, about a rogue planet, dark
star or passing comet.
This began my research of Planet X.
Along the way, I found an overwhelming amount of archeological
evidence that coincided with X's orbit. Earth had been speaking very
loudly on a cyclical basis as to when she was experiencing
calamities. The majority of archeologists and scientists hadn't
studied the ancient historical accounts of Planet X and found the
regular approximate 3600 year orbit to fit the pieces of the puzzle
The ice age phenomenon was real but
given the wrong name and reasons for its occurrence. From a wide
variety of ancient and modern cultures, I found several names for
Planet X. I've 34 names for X in this text.
Along the way, I discovered the approximate 7-year period of
non-religious tribulations connected to X. This is where, during the
dense brown dwarf's approach, its far-reaching electromagnetic and
gravitational arms start to slow Earth's rotation while heating up
and changing its core flows. This is the reason for much that has
happened in the last 5 years.
This is the cause, since around 1995, of
the worldwide mega weather changes, droughts, fires, El Niño, La
Niña, the sudden doubling in deep quakes starting in late '96, the
up-tick in mega-quakes of 7.0 or greater in the last two years,
quake swarms, domino quakes and the increase in volcanism, among
The media controllers are falsely blaming widely known and discussed
weather changes on global warming or sun cycles. They are keeping
quiet about the same level of abrupt changes in quake or volcanic
activity happening simultaneously, although they can't help but
report major events hitting populated areas. It'd be quite a stretch
for them to blame all this on global warming and sun cycles too.
NASA discovered and excitedly disclosed having found Planet X. It
was December 30th, 1983 that announcement was made by the chief
scientist of the IRAS satellite to 6 dailies. I've got all the
headlines in my book. Shortly thereafter, the media controllers got
wind of the disclosure and clamped down by having them retract the
They've since made up an extremely
simplistic story to explain away the original perturbations of the
outer planets that ultimately led to finding Planet X. As far as
explaining away having made the announcement, the best they could
come up with is that it was misunderstood.
Only the largest controlled scopes could have seen Planet X until
early this year. It was easy to cover up until then. Small to
mid-level observatories around the world kept spotting it in early
2001. To quash the concerns, the controllers announced they had
found the "Largest Asteroid in history August, 2001."
This asteroid is one of many objects around the area where Planet X
is approaching that are being identified. These disclosures and
techniques are meant to confuse, pacify and redirect the public's
attention away from the brown dwarf.
Occasionally you'd expect, with such an overwhelmingly important
worldwide story, that even has intentional leaks, some details would
slip out from a few national leaders in the know. Russia's leaders
did just that.
Here are quotes from them, sent over Europe's Reuters
news service wire Sept. 13th, 2000:
"Anticipated Chain of Disasters Due
to Hit in 2003" and "Massive Population Shrinkage."
They also wondered out loud, on recorded
microphone during a parliamentary meeting, if Russia would even
exist as a country afterwards.
Zecharia Sitchin carries weight in the scientific archeological
community and has a degree in journalism. The enforcer controllers
made clear to him what he was allowed and not allowed to say and
print early on. Sitchin's colleague astronomer Dr. Harrington of the
United States Naval Observatory met with an early so-called
accidental death. This happened because of his adamant open
disclosures to the media about having found the 10th planet.
A loud message was sent to everyone with
weight in the scientific community or credible insiders in the know.
If you value your life, keep quiet!
The story has another strange twist. Subgroups of these same
controllers I keep referring to have their own quiet campaign to get
the knowledge out through grassroots sources. I fit perfectly in
that category, having no scientific degrees to speak of nor weight
in the scientific community.
They don't want panic or the collapse of
the financial markets to start too soon. I don't either, but my
conscience drove me to the edge until I wrote this book. I'm sure
you can imagine these controllers have a need to relieve some of
their guilt for having held back the information and ultimately
costing millions if not billions of lives.
Of course they just may want a few more
to survive for selfish reasons. This would be so they have plenty to
enslave for farming purposes, around their already stocked fortified
enclaves, once they begin to run low a few years from now.
A note about the tragic
World Trade Center and Pentagon destruction.
We've been BLINDSIDED by these events. There may be some positive
changes in consciousness that have come about as a result. It now
should be obvious there's one direction to ultimately look in order
to protect yourself and loved ones, in the mirror.
Government officials can not be trusted
to protect us nor give us the information needed in order to protect
ourselves. If you've ever doubted it before, you now clearly
understand our way of life can and will be completely changed with
one day's passing. Six to eight weeks prior to the passing of Planet X, all will be
able to see it in the sky as sort of a red cross with their naked
Will you be BLINDSIDED by the passing of Planet X in
Read no further if you don't want to
understand how, why and when the earth's surface is going to change
so abruptly, as to possibly leading to taking out as much as 90% of
the population in many areas.
You'll find why these changes happen
regularly, how often, who knows it, and how the information is being
given out. You'll also grasp why this may be your first exposure to
this knowledge, or at least the first untainted divulging.
There's absolutely nothing anyone can do about it. Our sun's 10th
Planet disrupts the surface of every planet in our solar system as
it passes on its regular orbit. Earth is not being singled out. Only
a few hundred million people will survive.
Now ask yourself this
This world's culture has unhealthy and
healthy of all ages.
If not, forget you ever read this.
The details and sources will be
worthless to you in the short life you have left. Just keep living
from day to day like there's no tomorrow. If you've any unhealthy
personal habits like drug use, lack of exercise or over eating,
don't worry about changing them. Most won't live any longer doing
so. So enjoy whatever small pleasures guilt free from this point on.
The things you've been putting off, do them now. You may never get
another chance. If you don't like doing something, stop it. There's
no point anymore.
Now for the rest of you who want a tomorrow, to be informed,
forewarned and attempt to place a reservation for yourself and loved
ones in the aftertimes, this could be the hardest hitting book
you'll ever read. The controllers of the media, money markets and
the world's government leaders are fully aware and prepared.
They are not going to announce the
impending calamities, although Russia's leaders did pretty much let
the story slip out at least once, which I'll detail a little later
on here. For the most part they're only allowing this information
out through grass-roots sources. So escape with me here among the
grass, and you'll find out the many roots this information is being
brought to you from.
Keeping this story out of the major media will delay the collapse of
the world's economy, stock markets and real estate prices until the
very last days costing billions of lives. From this point on, don't
expect the price of energy to come down much. These corporate energy
controllers are fully aware that this is their last hurrah to gouge
money from you.
I am not the origin for the information that follows. I have simply
gathered together several sources for your perusal. I did not
discriminate from where I obtained the information. Part of my
motivation is to get you directly involved in looking inward to your
own gut feelings and doing your own research. Many already sense
something is wrong big time with Earth but can't put their finger on
it. Be careful how you view this material.
Some have a tendency to ignore all the
sources in a body of information that causes great consternation if
they determine just one or more are not acceptable. This kind of
thinking is illogical. The utmost seriousness has gone into putting
together this work of warning. A myriad of sources from the
sciences, government, history, politics, legend and spirit is
You will do yourself and loved ones a great disservice if your mind
set is to discount all you consider credible when presented side by
side with sources your cultural experience and educational
programming have not deemed worthy of consideration. Before the time
of the greatest events, the overwhelmingly vast majority will see,
hear and experience enough to know that our earth is about to change
dramatically again. By the time your awareness peaks into
realization, it may be too late to repair if you don't begin to get
up to speed on the situation now.
I've spent my time researching, accumulating, organizing,
discussing, and weeding out side agendas. I present this subject in
such a way as to bring a quick clarity to the layman or someone who
is completely unfamiliar with it. If you've never read anything
about the when and why for earth changes before, this work may be
all you'll ever need.
Reading up on endless conspiracies, for
the most part, will not help you with your life. Understanding only
this one may be important for your survival. Nailing down the
science, that shows the regularity of these events is important to
see clearly how close to the end of this cycle we are.
Questions will come to mind when the acceptance of what is about to
happen does sets in.
Will I have time to make it to a safe area?
I there already?
Will I have resources enough to sustain myself over
an extended period of time, or the ability to create needed
sustenance on an ongoing basis?
Do I care to leave all which I hold
dear to start anew?
Am I just too married to or
fearful of leaving my things, lifestyle and community, even
at the expense of my life, if I can't take them with me?
Watch your thinking carefully as you read.
Your mind may make up
unsound reasons for ignoring the obvious to avoid the discomfort of
having to prepare. It is an honor to be a vehicle or messenger of
this information. I'm one of the many that have chosen or have been
chosen or some combination thereof, to do this work. I'm sure I'll
meet some people in the aftertimes that acknowledge me for warning
and helping them survive one of the most severe physical calamities
Earth has gone through.
On the other hand, others may wish they never learned or prepared
because of the difficulties presented then compared to their
lifestyle before. At that time I would simply say that YOU were
primarily responsible for drawing the information toward yourself
and determined your level of personal preparation. I'm not fishing
now for your future thanks, but am trying to avoid you berating the
messenger. Just learning now and not being able to prepare because
of family ties or financial binds could end up causing needless
worry, prior to your passing on. So, be careful before you jump in
too deep here. It's not always better to know.
My belief system tells me that there is a reason for everything.
Science is finding greater evidence for order in chaos at every
turn. For those who would label me a messenger of doom, please do
you and me a favor, DON'T READ THIS BOOK. My focus is to find people
who want this information, or who have been drawn to it by whatever
means to make their right choice. Staying alive might be a good one.
The fact that you're reading this perhaps means that your gut
instinct is telling you something is not quite right with the world,
and the reasons you've run across thus far have been less than
There's no doom in being made aware that you live on the railroad
tracks, the train is approaching and what time it will arrive, so
you can pull up your roots to get the hell out of the way. It's
ignorance that will put you in harm's way during the up and coming
cataclysms. There will be many places that have a good chance of
being safe. I'm now going to paint a word portrait using some of my
words and mostly those of others. In order to view the mosaic, look
at it in its entirety. Focusing too closely on one part or another
might result in your missing the big picture.
This work could have been 10,000 pages or more. There is much more
than that volume of material confirming all that is presented here.
Studying the data and the myriad of different sources becomes very
repetitious. I strongly urge you to do your own research if you need
more information. Much more related truth is out there.
Since I've outlined where to look and
what to look for, it will be easy to obtain more sources for this
subject matter. If you're like me, once you've seen enough of it,
you'll quit looking for more, even though you've come to the
understanding so much more exists. You'll then make your plans and
go back to living your daily life. On the back burner of your mind
you'll know there are some wild times and big changes just around
Plus, you'll know, more than likely,
that you'll survive them because of your ace in the hole of being
informed. Are you getting my drift here? These events are going to
be exhilarating, adventurous and monumental. Doom, gloom and fear
shouldn't be your mind-set whatsoever.
The most exciting, serious,
unbelievably dramatic scenes you've ever viewed at the movies will
be played out in your real life from day to day shortly, whether you
watch the previews of this book or not.
Sightings of Planet X In Early 2001!
In 1983 X was first spotted by the IRAS (Infrared Astronomical
Satellite), since then there has been a complete blackout of its
existence by the controllers of the media and major observatories. X
is now too close to cover up from smaller scopes. For the first time
in modern history, in the year 2001, sightings of Planet X are being
Three separate sightings from different parts of
the world have reported it. The three observatories were located in
South America, Switzerland and Arizona. I include two of the
sightings and show you where to find the third and future ones
Here is a short report from the Lowell Observatory in
April 04, 2001, 03:06:45, Wed: The operator described the object as
diffuse and of approximate magnitude 11.
The coordinates (in degree/
minute/ second format), with a margin of error according to the
operator of +/- 20 seconds (about .006 degrees) RA and +/- 10
seconds (about .003 degrees)
Dec were: RA 05 09 09Dec +16 31 49
degree format the coordinates are: RA 5.1525Dec
Next is an excited confirmed report and then denial from
Subject: 12th planet discovery.
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 23:30:32 +0100
A whole team was contacting every observatory in France -- just sent
a message. The Neuchatel observatory got it. They are very excited,
wondering if it is a comet or a brown dwarf, through the latest
coordinates given. The daughter of the astronomer reports that they
suspect a comet or a brown dwarf on the process to becoming a pulsar
since it emits "waves."
For those who would read French, I copy
the message below: Salut!
Bon, les jeunes y'a du nouveau.
J'ai voye les donnees concernant la 12e planete a une amie, et
voici ce qu'elle me repond: L'observatoire de châtel (celui du
paternel) toute première réponses: oui, ce pourrait être une
comète. Elle est sur un des bras d'Orion(?) et vont se mettre à
mieux regarder pour valider ou non "la naine une"...car je ne
sais pas si tu sais, mais ce stade est juste avant celui du
pulsar et donc émet des ondes... CQFD... je me demande ce que la
Terre en reçoit ou en recevra mais... Mystère et boules de
gommes... Attendons les autres labo... mais celui-ci en
particulier je lui fait confiance car il ne jouerait pas la
carte du complot avec mon père... ça franchement non.. (autant
dire que le -- dit Père est tout exité!!!)
We were told by these excited folks who
first sighted it, that we would get "at least" an image; next there
was a long silence for over a week. Afterwards came the official
denial that such a sighting had ever occurred at Neuchatal. As in
most cover-ups, believe what is said first, and not what is
retracted later. So they possess an image of X.
Later, I'll point out where the coordinates for the three sightings
came from, how to find future coordinates, and where you can read
about all the curious blocking attempts that happened before the
third sighting. The powers that control the major observatories have
been quietly observing it for years now.
Because X is so close and easily
observable, the only thing left for the controllers to do now is to
discount what it is. When the fact of X's existence becomes more
widespread, the powers that be will be used to drown out the reality
of the calamities with words of reassurance. Their power to
overshadow the truth is vast. Do expect the cover-up to continue to
work for a short while with most.
For the better part of last century, astronomers have noticed
perturbations in the outermost planets. These perturbations could
only have been caused by another large heavenly body that is part of
our solar system. Finding the archeological evidence is simple. The
more you dig for evidence, the more you will find of quick regular
severe surface changes and pole shifts at every turn.
I have more
than a sufficient quantity of these studies for you to browse
through right here and point towards where to find several others
that have accumulated much more.
The 12 Planet
by Zecharia Sitchin
Turning to ancient history will put the evidence into context.
past civilizations explain Planet X's orbit length and destruction
it causes during its passage in eloquent detail! Start with "The 12
Planet" by Zecharia Sitchin. Even historians of Astronomy are aware
of the legends of a so-called "Star or Comet of Doom" or "Nemesis"
that brings with it debris, as in meteors, and causes upheavals.
the most part aware political leaders have no clue what to do about
the masses, so of course they aren't doing much. Their attitude is
an honest announcement would cause more problems than not. Writing
this book to help and inform others is where I stand.
Finding out what changes Earth goes through and when the changes
start, relative to each passage, will show you how many years we've
been influenced by X's current approach and when it will arrive.
This is not rocket science. It's easy to understand, but sweeping
earth changes in your immediate lifetime are difficult to fathom
because of the enormity.
Since 1995-6, Earth's weather has changed dramatically. This is how
it starts every time! To understand what the current effects of X
are now, weather and seismic activity should be closely monitored
throughout the globe. Watching and listening closely to the
intentional and unintentional warnings from the world's government
officials will add clarity to the picture. Studying legend, folklore
and prophecy might finally grab your heart and seal your knowing.
Taking a little vacation time to reserve some time at a small
observatory with coordinates and dates to find X, that I'll show you
how to get later, might just shock you into action once you've seen
it with your own eyes.
Now, if you've some extra money, you could
pay others to do your footwork for you in terms of further research
and observatory time. I do caution you that there is as much
disinformation as correct information. Much of the same truth I
present here is intentionally mixed with skepticism and fabrications
If you don't do your own research, how do you know which is which is
being reported back to you? At some point you'll have to get used to
doing things for yourself and possibly for others in the aftertimes.
The monetary playing field will be equalized after X's passage. For
the first few years, cash will be worthless. Even right preceding to
the events cash could devalue severely. The longer you wait to
prepare, the greater the price you'll have to pay. If you wait too
long, you'll pay the ultimate price.
In the aftertimes, barter and co-operation will be king if you
luckily end up in the right community. Mad Max scenarios will reign
elsewhere for a while, until they play themselves out. At a certain
point you will have learned enough to make a prudent decision to
leave unsafe areas.
Starting with just a search of Pole Shift or
Earth Changes information will land you in the middle of a mountain
of evidence confirming Earth's surface changes regularly and
Ice Ages -
Grade School Science
Earth truly is one of the most dangerous planets in the Universe.
Remember back in grade school when you were first told about Ice
Ages? This was your first big hint that something goes wrong with
your home planet Earth on a regular basis. Most of the researchers,
who all agreed this phenomenon was real through the science of
archeology, just didn't figure out the correct reason for it, or
exactly how often it happens and why. Plus, they really mislabeled
The poles and ice shifting to different
parts of the globe are certainly not the only thing that happens.
Different areas of the planet would show varying times for the last
event when looking for only the effects of ice and cold. Yes, they
discovered something absolutely real. No, most of them didn't know
the correct why for the phenomenon.
The so-called Ice Ages are thought to have happened over a period of
many years. In fact, the great mammoths found with tropical food in
their stomachs that were flash frozen is just one fact from the tip
of the iceberg of evidence that shows changes happen very quickly. A
little later I'll bore you to tears with Earth Science to show this.
There are no so called ice ages. Earth's crust slips over its molten
core periodically as Planet X passes.
This shifts the poles to different areas of the world periodically.
Glaciers don't just magically start moving up or down from Earth's
current poles on a regular basis. The poles themselves shift to
different parts of the globe in a matter of hours. All life where
the new poles settle flash freezes instantaneously. A few thousand
years ago Greenland was a polar ice cap of Earth. There's still way
too much ice there for its latitude relative to the current poles.
You are solely responsible for determining for yourself what is
proof or evidence. Even though this is very simple, most do not
possess the mental capacity to piece together the varied disciplines
to see what's right around the corner, even when laid out as
concisely as I do in this short work. If they do see it easily,
there's a shorter supply of people that are type "A" individuals
that take action in their lives.
Most will not want to leave obvious
unsafe areas until Planet X is squarely in their view. In this case
that will be fatal for the majority. This is just the sort of
realization that gets to me. Even at my best I can only expect to
awaken a small minority. For those who read, grasp the situation and
prepare, you are in a very exclusive club.
I don't like being correct on this issue. Warnings will not be
broadcast by public officials over the TV, radio, or newspapers.
Warnings will not be broadcast by public officials over the TV or
newspapers. Warnings will not be broadcast by public officials over
the TV. A knock on the door from government workers of your city or
state, saying it is time to evacuate, will not be forthcoming. There
are just too many people to deal with. Don't you understand?
There would be no place prepared to evacuate to, or resources
available to sustain the many over any length of time. Consequently
the call to leave will not come. It's just too huge. You are alone
in determining your fate. For those of you who tend to ignore
important issues or can't handle the truth, this is one truth that
will find you. Will it be when you look over your shoulder and see a
tidal wave or a building collapsing down on you or in time enough to
reach a safe area?
Remember this if you choose not to move from unsafe areas such as
within 100-200+ miles of any coast line. This includes all of
California and Florida. Please pay attention to everyone around you
as the time approaches if you haven't made your move. You will see
families silently moving away with talk of just a vacation, covering
up that they are scurrying away to their shelters. Now for those who
think God will give you a warning and take care of you.
thought and consider this written work may be your warning.
Arctic may not
have been icy in Ice Age
Friday, September 07, 2001
LONDON — Imagine the Arctic Circle in the Ice Age.
White and cold
are probably two of the adjectives that first spring to mind. But
archeologists say a recent discovery of animal bones and stone tools
means humans lived there more than 40,000 years ago, and the region
then may not have been covered in ice at all. An international team
of scientists said this week they had discovered stone artifacts;
reindeer, wolf, and horse bones; and a mammoth tusk with human-made
marks on a dig at Mamontovaya Kurya in the northern reaches of
The finds are the oldest documented evidence of human
activity so far north.
"The bones and artifacts found suggest that the northeast must have
been relatively dry and ice free in this period of the Ice Age,"
archeologist John Gowlett said, commenting on the research in the
scientific journal Nature.
"It is not possible to determine whether
they were left by Neanderthals or by some of the first modern humans
in Europe, but ... knowing who made the tools is less important than
simply knowing that someone was adapted to the cold conditions,"
said Gowlett from the University of Liverpool.
Scientists Pavel Pavlov and John Inge Svendson, who made the
discoveries, said they were unsure who the mystery Arctic
"Either the Neanderthals expanded much further
north than previously thought, or modern humans were present in the
Arctic only a few thousand years after their first appearance in
Europe," they said.
Descriptions Of Our Solar System
The 6,000 year old Sumerian descriptions of our solar system include
one more planet they called "Nibiru," which translates into "Planet
of the crossing."
The descriptions of this planet by the Sumerians
match precisely the specifications of "Planet X" (The Tenth Planet).
Views from modern and ancient astronomy, which both suggest a highly
elliptical, comet-like orbit, take Planet X into the depths of
space, well beyond the orbit of Pluto.
Sumerian descriptions are being
confirmed with modern advances in science. There are actual diagrams
on well-preserved tablets from the Sumerian times that show how
their accuracy for describing the planets is overwhelming!
Naval Observatory Calculations
Recent calculations by the United States Naval Observatory has
confirmed the orbital perturbation exhibited by Uranus and Neptune,
which Dr. Thomas C. Van Flandern, an astronomer at the observatory,
says could only be explained by "a single planet."
He and a
Richard Harrington, calculated that the 10th planet
to be two to five times larger than Earth, and it has a highly
elliptical orbit that takes it some 5 billion miles beyond that of
In January, 1981, several daily newspapers stated that Pluto's orbit
indicates that Planet X exists. The report stated that an astronomer
from the U.S. Naval Observatory told a meeting of the American
Astronomical Society, that irregularity in the orbit of Pluto
indicates that the solar system contains a 10th planet. He also
noted that this came to no surprise to Zecharia Sitchin, whose book
came out three years prior.
I've corresponded with one who has spoken with Sitchin in a private
group. Sitchin knows that X is very close, but because of his
position in the scientific community -- well, you figure it out! I'm
glad I don't have a Ph.D in front of my last name or hold weight in
the scientific community. Sitchin needs to concentrate on selling
more books. He's too hot to talk about what he knows.
In 1982, NASA themselves officially recognized the existence of
Planet X with an announcement, "An object is really there far beyond
the outermost planets."
Today NASA is not being forthcoming about X.
New York Times
June 19, 1982
Something out there beyond the furthest reaches of the known solar
system is tugging at Uranus and Neptune.
A gravitational force keeps
perturbing the two giant planets, causing irregularities in their
orbits. The force suggests a presence far away and unseen, a large
object, the long-sought Planet X.
There are mathematical irregularities in the orbits of the outer
planets. Astronomers are so certain of this planet's existence that
they have already named it "Planet X - the 10th Planet."
- Planet X Has Been Sighted!
Chief IRAS Scientist JPL December
One year later in 1983, the newly launched IRAS (Infrared
Astronomical Satellite) quickly found Planet X. This is a summary
from the Washington Post from the chief IRAS scientist of JPL in
"A heavenly body as large as Jupiter
and part of this solar system has been found in the direction of
the constellation of Orion by an orbiting telescope."
Now read that again.
The disinformation drain brain crew did their best to try to rewrite
history again after this announcement was made. The public at large
must be kept in the dumb and dumber category is their thinking. They
can't handle the truth.
The telescope found it right where it was sent to look. These
scientists had known of its existence and location for years, but
wanted to confirm it with our own technological eyes. This is a fact
I strongly urge you to check out for yourself. There have been
attempts to cover up this event and rewrite history.
Headlines from a few other dailies read as follows:
"Mystery Body Found in Space"
"Giant Object Mystifies
"At Solar System's Edge Giant
Object is a Mystery"
"When IRAS scientists first saw
the mystery body, they calculated that it could be as close
as 50 billion miles and moving towards earth"
Tombaugh was given credit for discovering Pluto in 1930, although
Lowell spotted it earlier. Christie, of the U.S. Naval Observatory,
discovered Charon, Pluto's moon, in 1978. The characteristics of
Pluto derivable from the nature of Charon demonstrated that there
must still be a large planet undiscovered because Pluto could not be
the cause of the residuals, the "wobbles" in the orbital paths of
Uranus and Neptune clearly identifiable.
The IRAS (Infrared Astronomical
Satellite), during '83-'84, produced observations of a tenth planet
so robust that one of the astronomers on the project said that "all
that remains is to name it" - from which point the information has
become curiously guarded.
In 1992, Harrington and Van Flandern of the Naval Observatory,
working with all the information they had at hand, published their
findings and opinion that there is indeed, a tenth planet, even
calling it an "intruder" planet. Andersen of JPL later publicly
expressed his belief that it could possibly be verified any time.
The search was narrowed to the southern skies, below the ecliptic.
Harrington invited Sitchin, having read his book and translations of
the Enuma Elish, to a meeting at his office. They correlated the
current findings with the ancient records. Harrington acknowledged
the detail of the ancient records while indicating where the tenth
planet is in the solar system.
It is the opinion of this author that, in light of the evidence
already obtained through the use of the Pioneer 10, 11, the two
Voyager space craft, the Infrared Imaging Satellite (IRAS, `83-84)
and the data available to Harrington when consulting with Sitchin,
that the search has already been accomplished. In fact, the planet
has already been found.
It is interesting that Harrington dispatched an appropriate
telescope to Black Birch, New Zealand to get a visual confirmation.
The data lead him to expect that it would be below the ecliptic in
the southern skies at this point in its orbit. On Harrington's early
death, the scope was immediately called back. Hmmm -- as one
observer noted, "almost before he was cold."... Robert Harrington
used to be the head of the Naval Observatory, and Tom van Flandern
worked closely with Harrington at the US Naval Observatory.
Alien Question: An Expanded Perspective
What obvious message do you think was sent to Sitchin, Van Flandern
and anyone else in the know, when Harrington suddenly met with an
early death at the same time the scope was being pulled back?
Sometimes an early death is meant to accomplish more than just
keeping one person quiet.
In 1985, numerous astronomers were intrigued with the "Nemesis
This was proposed most recently by Walter Alvarez of the
University of California and his father, the Nobel prize winning
physicist Luis Alvarez.
They noticed regular extinctions of various
species (including the dinosaurs), and proposed that a comet, "Death
Star," or planet periodically brings with it a shower of meteors and
smaller comet like objects that wreak havoc, death and destruction
to the inner Solar System, including Earth.
In August, 1988, a report by Dr. Robert S. Harrington of the U.S.
Naval Laboratory calculated that its mass is probably four times
that of Earth.
Planet X is 4 to 5 times larger than of earth, 20-25
times its mass and nearly 100 times as dense. X is a professional
wrestler of the planetary community compared to other planets of our
solar system. It is a slow smoldering brown dwarf star.
When X passes between earth and our sun, earth will align to its
strong magnetic or gravitation temporarily, instead of our sun's.
For a short while X will be earth's strongest gravitational voice or
influence. Earth's rotation will then pause for a couple days, like
it has many times before recorded in several texts from ancient
The controllers of NASA and its insiders are fully aware of this.
Planet X's destruction and disruption of Earth should change your
view of ancient history. The ancients were not the unsophisticated
people common history books have led you to believe. Earth societies
have reached a pinnacle of development several times before only to
be put back in technological and evolutionary time by the wrecking
ball of X.
Every time the ones left to pick up the pieces and start
building over were so busy surviving for the first few decades
afterwards, that the elevated cultures they originated from
disappeared into myth and folklore.
Many of the advances and discoveries of our so-called modern world
took centuries to be rediscovered anew. Listen closely to whatever
texts and knowledge from our ancient ancestors that still remain.
Their truth is our truth.
Thanks to 2 years of research by
Andy Lloyd, another piece to this
puzzle emerges. Nibiru is one of many names from ancient culture
that reference Planet X.
A segment of Andy's research follows:
"The unstable nature of the dark
star's orbit means that it has precipitated periodic change to
the orbital radii and climates of the terrestrial planets over
the last 4 billion years. Among my findings is that Nibiru is a
brown dwarf, a failed star capable of emitting only the faintest
reddish light, but whose gravity and infra-red energy emission
is sufficient to warm its habitable moons. These moons number 7,
it seems, and the infrequent perihelion passages of Nibiru are
associated with the 'return of the gods'.
When Nibiru is in close proximity to the Sun, both these bodies
become excited by each other. The brown dwarf, in particular,
becomes 're-lit' from its slumbering embers and 'flares up' with
reddish light. The coronal discharge emitted is then swept back
by the action of the Solar Wind, giving the appearance of fiery
wings whose flight is directed towards the Sun."
32 Names for Planet X
Ancient history, astronomy, folklore and prophecy record many names
for Planet X.
The Sumerians called it the
"12th planet" or "Nibiru" (translation; planet of passing).
Between the Babylonians and
Mesopotamians there were at least three names:
"The King of The Heavens"
"The Great Heavenly Body"
The ancient Hebrews referred to
it as the "Winged Globe" because of its long orbit high
among the stars.
The Egyptians had two names "Apep"
The Greeks called it "Typhon"
after a feared leader and "Nemesis" (one of its most telling
Other ancient peoples have given
it labels such as:
"The Celestial Lord Shiva"
"God of Destruction"
To the ancient Chinese, it was
"The Great Black"
The Phoenicians said it was "The
The Hebrews called it "Yahweh."
The Mayans called it "Celestial
The celestial body was known to
the Latins as "Lucifer." Revelation (8:10-12).
The name of the star is
From works of prophecy, there
are other names for X:
The "Red or Blue Star" is of
Hopi Indian and
Gordon Michael Scallion designation
The "Fiery Messenger" is in
the Ramala prophecy
The "Great Star" is from the
"His Star" is how it is
referred to in
Edgar Cayce Readings
The "Great Comet" and "The
Comet of Doom" is right out of the Grail Message
From an early English
prophet named "Mother Shipton," "The Fiery Dragon" was
the name she gave, as seen from her second sight
Our solar system's "10th Planet"
There's also "The Intruder" and
"The Perturber" from astronomy.
Apparently 25% of all observed comet
orbits are being measurably perturbed by the magnetic or
gravitational pull of this planet. The largest of our planets'
orbits are being perturbed toward Orion.
No matter what the name used, it's the same object that has the same
effects before and during its passage of earth. The Sumerians also
had a name for its approximate 3600 year orbit, "A Shar." The
ancient Hindu astronomers gave the name "Treta Yuga" for its 3600
year orbit. The destruction X causes even had a label "Kali Yuga."
Some of the names given by the ancients
are akin to names for god. These people viewed the power and
destruction that this planet brings with it to be so significant as
to believe it could only come from the hand of god.
It's not that
they worshipped the planet, rather they just had great respect for
the sweeping changes it brought with each passing.
Archeology, July / August 1999
Look to "Discovering Archeology," July/August 1999, page 72.
date 1628 B.C. is given for a world wide catastrophic event. The
planet wide effect shows up in the growth of trees that can be
viewed by studying the narrowed rings from that time. This is
approximately 3600 years ago and coincides with Nibiru's return at
Page 70 shows a medieval picture with a
large comet-looking object, appearing as big or larger than the sun
streaking across the sky horizontally with a giant tail. This is
noteworthy because of its comparative size and direction in the sky.
It is not headed down toward earth and yet is still causing much
The presupposed premise of the article
is that a comet impact had to have taken place to cause the global
calamities, and yet the very picture chosen from medieval times
denotes an object just passing by.
Pictured under this massive
object moving overhead is a town that is shaking apart with
hysterical and even some suicidal people in the streets.
Planet X's orbit takes it back and forth between two suns.
sun it orbits around is our sun's twin. Now, you might think that
our solar system is not binary, although most solar systems have
been recently discovered to be binary. Our sun does have a twin. It
lies in the direction of Orion. It is not composed of the same
material as our sun and thus will never ignite. It is a dark or dead
sun and does not revolve around our sun like most twin suns do.
hasn't this discovery been announced you might ask?
It has if you
know where to look. It's real simple why the information isn't more
There's a brown dwarf star that orbits between both suns, instead of
around just one of them. Its orbit is rather long, being about 3660
years, so we don't see it go by too often. It is still one of our
family of planets in our solar system.
It's like a half brother
that's been ostracized by it's two parents, but still comes visiting
habitually. X is kind of like the black sheep of our solar system's
family. When it finally comes by for a visit it just screws
everything up and then leaves. It happens every time, so I guess the
rep is well deserved.
Now stepping back away from humor, if you're going to try to keep a
lid on the "destructive brown dwarf" (nothing kinky here) that's
currently inbound, it's not a very good idea to notify John Q.
Public about the relatively recently discovered second sun that's
one of the foci of its orbit. There's no reason to promote important
clues if you don't have to.
Besides, only very powerful and
expensive scopes or deep space probes can see the other sun. This
makes it fairly easy to keep it under wraps from the majority. This
is one of many reasons the orbiting Hubble telescope live feed is
hidden from our view.
Hubble was paid for with tax dollars, so you'd
think they would give us a live peak. Nope, it's not going to
Diagram Of Our
Solar System Includes The Dead Twin Sun and the 10th Planet a.k.a.
This diagram appeared in the 1987 edition of the "New Science and
Invention Encyclopedia" published by H.S. Stuttman, Westport,
The continuing conspiracy to cover up X falls
short when matter of fact evidence is found in respected credible
publications like this. The article accompanying this diagram was
discussing the purpose of the Pioneer 10 and 11 space probes.
Clearly shown on the diagram are , a.k.a. the 10th or 12th Planet.
The primary point made was to show the paths of the two probes and
how they created a triangulated sighting. The probes just happened
to be verifying, through this triangulation, the sighting of Planet
X. The history of deep space probes is mentioned because Pioneer 10
and 11 were said to be one of the first.
There's absolutely no
mention of any controversy about what was out there or what the
probes were looking at. The disinformation to hide X's approach and
long known history of devastation it causes as it passes each time,
did not reach this far.
It's not hard to imagine a conspiracy as large as this one, just
can't weed out all the evidence. It's a big world with a lot of
people, publications, and information sources, present and past.
know what could be a great thing about this cover-up? The
information that it misses may get a bright light of emotion and
attention shone on it that wouldn't normally have been there without
the effort of trying to hide it.
There's a possibility if this
information I present gets out quickly and broadly enough, there
might be more people paying attention to X than if there was never
any conspiracy to cover it up at all.
That thought is just a hope
and a prayer at this point.
When a planet's orbit is between two suns, instead of one, that
orbit is a bit peculiar. It spends 99.99% of its time slowly going
away from one of the suns, after it passes it initially quickly, to
reach the half way point.
Then, as if falling like a rock off a
cliff, the gravity of the sun it's approaching takes over, and in a
relative flash it travels the other half of its journey. X reached
the halfway point, after a little over 1800 years of traveling away
from the Dark Sun toward our lit one, sometime in the year 2000.
It only takes right about 3 years to
travel the rest of the distance. In fact, the majority of its
journey from halfway to here happens the last 9 months before it
arrives. Zoom! It'll be cooking with its greatest speed by the time
it passes. Once it crosses Pluto's orbit, it will only take about 90
days to pass right between Earth and the Sun.
X's inbound approach is being closely monitored by our best
telescopic equipment on and off earth, but now small private
observatories have started spotting it, which are not controlled.
The most accurate calculation for X's next passage is now
Springtime, or May, 2003. Ouch! I know. I wish it were not so soon
Many people have been lulled into complacency because the Y2K
problems and a simple planetary alignment were over hyped; then
nothing happened. Let me try to jump off the page here and slap you
up side the face. It's the under hyped, covered up, and
intentionally confusing one that is going to get you.
The preprogrammed laugh track given to you by the media controllers
many of you have been playing back and forth to each other every
time the mention of a tenth planet or planet X comes up, is going to
break by the end of this book if it hasn't already.
Each time X approaches, it starts a chain of events that culminates
with its passing by and causing our earth's surface to change
These changes are the cause of massive death and
destruction. History is rich with these stories. Ruins of past great
civilizations stand as monuments to these past events.
The legends of Atlantis, Lemuria, Mayans and several others going
under the sea or abandoned can be completely explained by the
regular passing of Planet X. Just off the coastlines of many lands
exist remnants of great sophisticated societies, such as found off
Florida, Japan, the Mediterranean and more.
Many from the past didn't draw the connection between what looked to
be a large comet overhead and what they were experiencing at the
time (volcanoes erupting, earthquakes, land masses sinking and
rising, tidal waves, severe weather, fires, floods, droughts and the
accompanying food shortages).
Some ancient writers simply noted what
they thought was a foreboding sign or messenger of the prophets when
they viewed X in the sky instead of the cause for their woes.
7 years of Tribulation
In 1995, Planet X got close enough that its far reaching magnetic
and gravitational arms of influence started to affect Earth again
significantly, which increases now daily.
The closer it gets to us,
the faster it moves toward earth, and the stronger its magnetic and
gravitational effects become. There is an ebb and flow to these
events that are akin to the calm waves before the next big set.
Surfers would be most familiar with this analogy. Expect things to
get worse as it approaches nearer but not in a straight line. Our
own sun's gravity is what is pulling it closer and faster along with
X's own gravitational pull to the sun. Planet X never collides with
earth or the sun because of the newly uncovered repulsion force
which comes into play as they near each other. There is still great
reason to be forewarned and concerned.
Earth now has two strong magnetic/gravitational influences in its
vicinity (our sun being the main one), and its largely iron magnetic
core is heating up because of it. It's like a car with the
accelerator and brake on at the same time. Our sun is pushing and
pulling on earth one way and Planet X is now upsetting this with its
own set of influences.
A delicate ecological, environmental and
planetary balance between our sun and earth is increasingly being
disrupted by the approach of X as it draws closer with each passing
day. All the worldwide unusual weather that has broken all previous
records and the seismic activity as of late is perfectly clear.
There's no need to waste time or millions of more dollars on
equipment. Inquiring into the why or when things will happen by
setting up and programming supercomputers are useless and futile.
Today's melting and breaking up of
massive glaciers and ice shelves, storms, floods, tsunamis, volcanic
and seismic activity, fires, meteor showers, droughts and related
energy shortages, etc., with all
the loss of life, are only a preview of what is to come.
Surviving massive death and destruction will make you feel more
alive! You've been forewarned. You can do it.
The records of this approximately 7 years of turmoil before each
regular passing are part of biblical record from at least the last
three times it sailed by Earth. The Jewish exodus and Noah's great
flood would be the last and third to last passing of X. With ancient
historical, archeological science, weather, seismic data, and a
small observatory, you don't need prophecy to predict the same cycle
of events are happening again now during X's current approach.
You'd be clueless to ignore it! This is
but a minor taste of what the passage will be like. And yet even
these relatively small events are the cause of many fatalities and
much destruction. Several areas of the world will begin to be
severely affected as the date of passing inches nearer, so don't
think you can wait to the last minute and then jet away safely. Time
is short. Now, in May, 2001, X is 2 years away and approaching from
Go and do a careful analysis of the world's weather and seismic
activity over the last 5 years and see for yourself how dramatically
things have changed from before that time. Then think about the
media's explanation of global heating and cooling or sun cycles.
Understand that one volcano can put up more hydrocarbons with one
eruption than our world-wide dirty civilization can in a year.
are the cause of only a minor part of the changes Earth is
experiencing, and certainly have nothing to do with the up-tick in
the seismic and volcanic activity over the last few years.
Posts Picture of Planet X on the Internet July 2001!
Well, this is the latest addition to this book.
relatively quiet stir was beginning to brew because of the number of
sightings of Planet X from uncontrolled observatories early in 2001.
Now guess what the powers that be went and did?
In order to quiet
the rumblings and concerns, a picture of X was posted on the net to
save face. Aren't you thankful that they'd be so kind and
considerate? Now, do you think they mislabeled X or told the truth
straight out as they know it? Think hard now. This is multiple
choice and you have two choices.
I'm sorry, I'm laughing out loud as I write this. Here's what they
called it "2001 KX76, large reddish chunk of something, Kuiper Belt
Object." I think the disinformation crew stayed up all night,
smoking funny cigarettes and worrying about what they were going to
call it, then they finally agreed to label it everything they could
think of and nothing at all. "Large reddish chunk of something" is
my favorite part of the label they came up with for X. This is the
part of the bull that is trying to say "we really truly don't know
what it is, believe us please."
Because X is still far away, it of course appears small. So, these
slick Willie's are trying to say, it is instead relatively small and
Well if this object is close and in Pluto's neighborhood,
Why haven't we seen it before?
Why is it red?
Why did it conveniently show up
in the exact same part of the heavens as Planet X was
spotted at a few weeks earlier coming in from the Orion
If it is so easy to see now, why
wasn't it shown to us earlier?
Are you thinking about these
questions at all!?
Disinformation equals lie. Lie equals
cover-up. Cover-up equals conspiracy. Conspiracy is that dirty word
we've all been preprogrammed to turn our heads away from and snicker
at in disbelief. It's time to embrace and romance one conspiracy in
your life if you have any desire to keep yours!
Alas, large approaching objects that seem small at first, appear
larger over time as they get closer. A year from now, when X appears
larger in size because it's much closer, they are going to have to
change their story. Hmmm, what new nonsense will they dish out next?
How will they account for their changing story? Their Bs is going to
smell worse and get funnier as they pile it higher and higher. At a
certain point when X is just a few weeks away, the Bs will stink so
bad you'll just get stone cold silence if you question it.
Ask yourself this question. If this "large reddish chunk of
something" was close, small, and back lit from our sun, why doesn't
it appear brighter? Why does it look dull red? Here's an explanation
you won't hear from NASA. Maybe it's a slow smoldering brown dwarf
star, that generates it's own dull red light deep in space from the
molten fissures on the surface of its crust?
Anyway, here is their picture of X. Take
a good look and read what they have to say, if you like fairy tales.
I'll give them credit for their sincere title above the picture.
Lies are more believable when labeled with the truth.
DISCOVERED ORBITING SUN."
Found Far Out In Solar System
Frank D. Roylance
Baltimore Sun Staff
European scientists say object near Pluto's orbit is biggest of its
For 200 years the giant asteroid Ceres has held the title as the
largest known "minor planet" in the solar system. Ceres is a
spherical space rock orbiting in the asteroid belt between Mars and
Jupiter. It is nearly 600 miles in diameter, roughly the distance
from Baltimore to Chicago. Now a team of European astronomers is
claiming that Ceres has been eclipsed in size by a newly discovered
object, found near the orbit of Pluto.
The new asteroid could be as big as 870 miles across, according to
calculations by a team led by Gerhard Hahn of the German Aerospace
Center in Berlin. The team's news release called the data "decisive
...relegating [Ceres] to second place after holding the asteroid
size record for two hundred years."
Not so fast, said Brian Marsden, director of the International
Astronomical Union's Minor Planet
Center. He said an asteroid's size can't be precisely determined
without first knowing both its distance and its brightness, or
reflectivity - also called its "albedo."
The Europeans have securely
fixed the object's orbit and distance, he said.
Too soon to tell
But "it's a little premature for them to boldly come along and give
a size, when they're still assuming an albedo." More precise
observations are needed, he said. The new asteroid was discovered in
May by a team led by Robert L. Millis, director of the Lowell
Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz. It was temporarily dubbed 2001 KX76.
It was found in an orbit beyond Neptune,
about 4 billion miles from the sun, in the inner regions of a vast,
icy realm of the outer solar system called the Kuiper Belt.
discovery team made a preliminary estimate of KX76's diameter of
between 595 and 788 miles, or about half the size of the planet
More precise calculation
Thursday, however, the European Space Agency Information Center
announced a more precise orbital calculation for KX76 using a
"virtual telescope" to digitally search for the asteroid on star
photos taken years ago. Coupled to the same assumptions about KX76's
brightness, the new orbital data boosted the asteroid's presumed
diameter to between 744 and 868 miles.
Both KX76's discoverers and the
Europeans assumed that the asteroid's albedo lay somewhere between
those of another Kuiper Belt asteroid, called 20,000 Varuna, and a
typical comet nucleus from that region of the solar system.
David C. Jewitt, an astronomer at the University of Hawaii and
co-discoverer last year of the Ceres-sized Varuna, said it makes no
difference to science whether KX76 is bigger than Ceres. "It's just
a record-keeping thing," he said. The real importance of KX76's
size, he said, is that it "fits in with a pattern."
More than 400 Kuiper Belt objects of
various sizes have been found since 1992.
"And that size
distribution probably extends all the way up to Pluto [1,426 miles
in diameter] and probably includes Pluto as one of those bodies," he
said. And, he said, "it's quite possible there are a few objects
bigger than Pluto waiting to be found."
Now here is
how the BBC in Europe carried it
by Helen Briggs
BBC News Online's
A giant space rock has entered the record books as the largest known
European astronomers confirmed on Friday that a distant
object seen circling our star near Pluto had broken a 200-year-old
record. The previous incumbent was the asteroid Ceres which was
discovered in 1801.
People who believe that Pluto is just a minor planet will have more
proof now. Lars Lindberg Christensen of the Hubble European Space
Agency. The new object is much bigger, about half the size of Pluto,
and is very distant from the Earth. The asteroid was first spotted
in May by astronomers at the Cerro Tololo Observatory, Chile.
Follow-up studies put its size at 1200 kilometers or more across.
Major and minor
The asteroid is of great interest to astronomers not just because of
its massive size but because it could shed light on the debate over
Pluto's classification as a major planet.
Some astronomers believe
that Pluto, the smallest planet in the Solar System, is not big
enough to be considered a true planet and should instead be called a
Lars Lindberg Christensen of the
European Space Agency Information Centre Garching, Germany, said the
discovery added weight to this argument. "People who believe that
Pluto is just a minor planet will have more proof now," he told BBC
The icy rock is very distant from the Earth. Mr. Christensen said
there was no "apparent danger" that it could ever collide with our
"This asteroid is one of the ones we should be least afraid
Kuiper Belt Objects
Icy planetary bodies that
orbit beyond Neptune in the distant region of the Solar System. More
than 400 such objects are currently known. They are believed to be
remnants of the formation of the Solar System and among the most
primitive objects available for study.
The observations were carried out at the
European Southern Observatory with the world's first operational
"virtual telescope", Astrovirtel.
"The concept of a virtual telescope
is a highly sophisticated science tool that mines all of the
databases to find answers to questions," said Mr. Christensen.
The technology allows astronomers to
combine data from conventional telescopes with a powerful search
tool. The asteroid has been designated 2001 KX76 for the time being
but will eventually get a real name.
As a Kuiper Belt Object, it
must be given a mythological name associated with creation.