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Mayan Calendar Predicts the Age of Aquarius – Where Will You Be on 12/21/12?

The Mayans created the Long Count Calendar and the last date on that calendar is December 21, 2012. The world is putting its destiny on the say-so of a calendar that was created before 3114 B.C. Who are the Mayans anyway?

The Mayans are a people who settled themselves in the Maya highlands and lowlands of Mexico and Central America. They built great cities within the deep rainforests of the area and thrived until around 400 A.D. when the Mayan highlands fell under the domination of Teotihuacan. Over the next couple of centuries, Mayan culture and language began to disintegrate and the civilization turned to big city culture instead of farming and fishing.

Around 900 A.D. the Classic Period of Maya history ends, but the Mayans continue to rebel against overtaking through the 1990′s.

The ancient Mayans were very advanced in their mathematical and astronomical abilities and calculated future events out as far as December 21, 2012. Predictions are that the sun will line up with the black hole in the Milky Way on this day, and the Mayans believe the world, as we know it will cease to exist.

The idea that the world will end on December 21, 2012 may seem ludicrous but the facts are that current scientists and astronomers agree with the Mayan calculation, and that this phenomenon, which has not happened for over 25,000 years, may cause catastrophic events to occur.

The Mayan Calendar was accurate predicting many of the events along the 3500-year timeline. Among them are eclipses, the existence of the Black Hole in the Center of our Galaxy and the burst of cosmic energy rays in 1992.

Skeptics to the belief of the end of the world say that just because the Mayan Calendar ends at December 21, 2012 does not mean that the world is going to end. The calendar ending simply means that one Age is ending and another Age is beginning. This is viewed by the Mayans as a celebration of having survived a 5,000+-year Era.

It is well documented that the Age of Aquarius is scheduled to begin sometime in the next 100 years, although the exact date is in dispute. However much of the hype of the 2012 prediction is based upon Western interpretation of ancient drawings and hieroglyphics, and there is much being read into this communication.

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Nibiru: Marduk cause other name?

Nibiru in Sumerian, Babylonian Marduk in the language of the ancestors. BC. In 2200 Marduk, Nibiru by force took over control of the Anu’dan. Now the ruler of Nibiru Marduk Marduk is the name given Nibiru’ya places.

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What is Nibiru / Planet X

In the 1980s, astronomers had for a 10th Planets in our solar system, one that says look for the faults of our outer planets, Uranus and Neptune. (Check out the News). The planet was discovered, but since we have heard nothing more about Planet X Why has the discovery not known since then?

A book called The 12th Planet written in 1976 by Zacharias Sitchin tells of the ancient Sumerian legends of a planet with a comet-like orbit, which in our area of ​​the solar system came every 3600 years. The inhabitants of this planet were like gods to the earth natives. They shuttled from their planet to earth with rockets and mined gold to take back to their home planet, Nibiru. He claims they were the ones the Bible in Genesis refers to the Nefilim, and as giants.

Planet X or 12th Planet, the same could be the source of many myths and legends that describe comets as harbingers of doom, and speak of struggle planet? Could it be the cause of the periodic destruction of the great civilizations of the past by earthquakes, volcanoes, tidal waves, as in many ancient texts including the Bible describes, and by Velikovsky? Does Planet X to a pole shift on earth as it passes by?

Geologists, not the recognition of periodic catastrophic nature of our planet, look at ancient fossils and calculate they are millions of years old. This is simply because they are catastrophic events as necessary, take over with millions of years to calculate. Once they realize that these events were to occur suddenly, in a matter of days, their historical chronicle are dramatically altered.

After the visit of the comet Shoemaker-Levy crashed on the planet Jupiter a few years ago, astronomers now see the possibility of asteroids and comets similarly affecting earth.

Their most recent discovery of planets orbiting other stars, planets with elliptical orbits circling two stars, “rogue states” planets, methane “brown dwarf” planet are all evidence that no matter how safe the science one day that something is silly and impossible, they can definitely proven wrong the next. The best scientists are, therefore, not the skeptics, but who always keep an open mind.

In January 1981 several daily newspapers stated that Pluto’s orbit indicates that Planet X exists. The report stated that an astronomer at the U.S. Naval Observatory told a meeting of the American Astronomical Society that irregularities displays in the orbit of Pluto, the solar system, a 10th Planet provides. He also noted that this was no surprise, Zechariah Sitchin, whose book about this planet came three years ago came.

In 1982 NASA themselves officially recognized the possibility of Planet X, with the announcement that an object is really there – far extreme of the planet.

A year later, in 1983 the newly launched IRAS (Infrared Astronomical Satellite) quickly found Planet X (10). The Washington Post summary of a say with the chief IRAS scientist from California, JPL those words, a heavenly body as large as Jupiter (The size is in perfect parallel to the ancients knowledge) and a part of this solar system found in the direction of the constellation of Orion through a telescope orbits. The space telescope found it right where it was sent to look. They had been on their very existence and location known for years, but wanted to confirm with my own eyes technology. These are facts I strongly urge you to check yourself. There were attempts to cover this event up and make history.
Perhaps Nibiru is a planet but a small system consisting of a brown dwarf star and a small accompanying planet. Brown dwarfs were, until recently, only theoretical planet / star hybrids. Astronomers believe that they are now some brown dwarfs, whose luminosity is so low that the detection extremely difficult. In essence, they are the product of an accreting gas cloud that is many times the mass than what ultimately is Jupiter. Beyond a certain threshold cause of mass, reactions within this world to the emission of heat and a tiny amount of light, but the body is too small for the path of thermonuclear chain reactions that ignite a conventional star. They appear a dull red, in contrast to the color, suggests that her name, and do not increase over the spherical dimensions of Jupiter, although a larger mass.

They are thought to be relatively commonplace in the universe, and their relative lack of symptoms reflect as far as their dark star quality. If you are in an orbit around the sun, then it is quite plausible that its detection by telescope has not yet occurred, we can understand the lack of tangible data from further afield. But as we recognize and better able to observe planets around other stars, so will our ability to apply such a maverick in our own system observed increase.

The sensational aspect of it all is when you look into the world as a very bright star, rather than starting a planet. The implication is that we are in a binary star system! Of course, playing the brown dwarf, not a star in the traditional sense, but it can emit enough light and heat, to make possible moons around to support him in life. Given its distance from the Sun in the extreme cold of the void, this is an exciting opportunity. It is certainly the case that terrestrial planet that far from the Sun is not able to support life on its own.

So, what if this Brown Dwarf in fact had planets circling around in the vicinity. Surely this would be better to explain the presence of life. After all, the Nibiruans should have lived on Earth and then fled to their home planet, it takes on a 3600-year orbit of the known solar system. If that was the case, and it was only a planet and not an actual Brown Dwarf / Planetary system, like life could continue in the far reaches of our solar system? The brown dwarf theory makes much more sense and has a correlation with the Hopi prophecies. If an object moving in space on the viewer changes color due to the Doppler effect. This is effective when the light waves “squeezed” to be together and shift to a different spectrum of light. If the object is moving towards the observer at high speeds, it turns blue. The Hopi prophecies quite clearly refer to the Blue Star which shines in the sky

Newton’s law of gravity is not sufficient to explain planetary science. Planets are magnetic objects and also a repulsive force that creates the balance between them and keeps them moving. The momentum theory for planets is positively ridiculous. What we as modern astronomical and Planetary Science still very dark at times because of this. Play with two magnets to find out that when both are turned a certain way, it is difficult to get touch because of the repulsive force. The exclusion of the repulsion force in planetary science is a gigantic mistake and political embarrassment to all have participated. The story of the emperor with no clothes is a perfect analogy, as just discussed.

The earth is 30 miles thick crust acts as a magnetic shield, hiding the true magnetic relationships between planets from our terrestrial scientific instruments. If you start the operation of the solar system, you’d better eat just one image as a cookie Newton, Newton’s law of gravity, which takes into account not read and understand the repulsion force. The most interesting scientific revelations off planet that are discovered usually completely out of the public under the guise of military security of the financial controllers of these institutions, which are kept pulling the puppets.

History shows many names for Planet X. The Sumerian states in the 12th Planet or Nibiru (translates into; planet over). The Babylonians and Mesopotamians called it Marduk, the King of Heaven and The Great Heavenly Body. The ancient Hebrews called it the winged globe because of its long orbit high among the stars. The Greeks called it Nemesis. (The majority say, name) Prophets have named it The Blue Star, The Red Star, The Fiery Messenger, and the Comet of Doom among others. No matter what the name is used, it is the same object that has the same effect before and during the passage of the earth. The Sumerians had a name for this nearly 3600-year orbit (A Shar) is. The ancient Hindu astronomers named Treta Yuga (3600 years) and the destruction it causes Kali Yuga.
Look to see Archaeology, July / August 1999, on page 72 The date 1628 BC is given for a global catastrophe. About 3,600 years ago and coincided with the return at this time. Page 70 shows a medieval picture with a large comet looking object as big as the sun strip across the sky horizontally with a huge dick. Below is a city that is shaking apart with hysterical people in the streets.

Its elliptical orbit takes it around two suns. The other orbits the sun, it is our suns dark twin. Our best telescopic equipment on and off Earth is closely monitoring the incoming Nibiru approach. This is one of many reasons the Hubble telescope live feed hidden from our view. The exact calculation for the next round Planet X is now late May or June 2003.

Every time it approaches it starts a chain of events that culminates with him to change over and causing our earth’s surface. These changes are the cause of death and destruction. The story is rich with these stories. Many people from the past, the connection between that which saw a large comet overhead and what they were experiencing at the time (erupt volcanoes, earthquakes, land masses sinking and rising, tidal waves, storms and floods). Some of these authors from the distant past simply noted what they thought was a foreboding sign or messenger of the prophets, but the cause of their suffering.

In 1995 Planet X became close enough for us that began its effect on magnetism of the earth in a big way, which increases now daily. The closer it is to us, the faster moves toward earth and the stronger its magnetic effects. There is an ebb and flow to these events, which are similar to the calm waves before the next big set. Surfers would be very familiar with this analogy. Expect things worse than it closer, but does not approach in a straight line.

Our own sun is what draws them closer to gravity and faster. Planet X is not on the earth or the sun by the repulsive force comes into play, considering that they come close together. There is still reason to be forewarned and concerned.

Earth now has two strong magnetic influences in the area and the nucleus (our sun is the principal) is heated up because of it. It’s like a car with the accelerator and brake simultaneously. The sun is pushing and pulling on Earth and Planet X is now disturb that balance with its own set of influences. This is because for all the strange weather and seismic activity as of late.

The recordings of these about 7 years of turmoil prior to passing are part of the biblical account of at least the last time the earth came. With correct scientific and historical information you do not need a prophet to predict the same cycle of events are happening again during Planet X his approach. These events are just a small taste of what will come when it comes to this time. And yet even these relatively small events can cause much destruction. Many regions of the world begins to be strong even before the transfer date in 2003, do not think so, you can wait until the last minute and then jet away safely!

I hope that Zitchin, the Hopi and others are proven false, otherwise we are all in an extremely rough ride in the next few years …

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What is Planet X

Planet X is our tenth planet in the most historical records known by many names. The average solar system is binary (two stars) and has a dwarf that orbits back and forth or around the two suns. Our solar system is average in both respects. Please note there the press release and view the chart. Pioneers 10 and 11, are our 10th planet and our dark star twin sun and much effort has been to keep them out of the public.

A dwarf is a label that we get to a celestial object that has been a cross between a star and a planet. Our solar systems dwarf is sometimes referred to as Planet X. Its orbit around the sun about two years 3600-3700 needs to complete a cycle called.

Is much misinformation about Planet X. It spread to the long orbit is unstable and thus not permitted under the laws of physics is one of the lies. This statement would probably be true if Planet X was only our immediate solar orbit instead of the two suns in our average binary solar system. Disinformation is a combination of truth, lies and omissions that keep the public in the dark. binary to the waiver of our Solar System and Planet X orbiting both stars is an attempt to not stop the flow of important information outside of the public majority.

When Planet X enters our immediate solar system, its implications are far-reaching, even at a distance. With him regularly in the vicinity of the large solar flares discharges during a solar minimum. Much additional electrical energy reaches Earth as a result. Interplay starts between the electromagnetic fields of the planets, together with our sun. Some of the earlier effects are unusual weather changes are normal, an up-tick in seismic and volcanic activity, melting of our poles together with the total environmental damage adjustments. These effects are usually the things that particulate matter pollution from our society or what is blamed for global warming known. Global warming is also happening on Mars and there are no SUV’s driven there.

The closer Planet X will be to our immediate solar system and earth, the more dramatic the impact. It is believed that what we have called ice ages were, in fact, pole shifts. The appeal to our core business, while his passing can be large enough to remove our crust, leading to a slip of the core. Someone described this as “slipping peach skin” effect. If you are holding a peach in his hand long enough, apparently will solve the skin and may then be placed over the meat of the fruit.

Later, you will be involved from the celestial mechanics to learn than the Earth and Planet X begin to strongly gravitationally and magnetically interact with each other. It is believed that one of the poles creates from every planet on the other and in their dance-lock, massive changes in the world.

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Planet X Theory, Nibiru and the Anunnaki

The idea that the earth was visited by aliens at some point in the distant past, not new. In Sumer the foreign gods were known as the Anunnaki. In Greece, the Annodoti. In Celtic lore, the Tuatha de Danaan. In the Semitic text (Torah, Talmud, Old Testament and other apocryphal writings as the Book of Enoch), they are the Nephilim, called The Sons of God, and The Watchers.

The gods themselves had their own monarchy, with laws similar to the result of our own, and they built an empire on earth, with great cities, temples and monuments, and mighty nations established on several continents. She created the human race as slaves on their farms and work in their gold mines, among others. The Sumerian legends are very clear: man was to wear the yoke of the gods. One was from the gods, as to separate a pet, and it was a great cultural taboo amongst the gods against sharing one of their sacred information with humanity, even things such as writing and mathematics. These gods ruled directly from Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley, and their rule is recorded in the histories of three cultures.

At some point, it is said, some of the gods broke rank. This again is in almost every culture on earth that a written or oral history recorded by the legends. Some of the gods, the search for human women attractive, mixed with them (breaking, of course, a great taboo within their own culture) and the creation of a breed human / god hybrids.

However, do these actions (the crossing and the exchange of secrets in humans) the wrath of God Most High, and a number of other gods, which were interracial breeding disgusted by this. This triggered a massive and devastating battle of the gods who come to our two legends of the war in heaven, and the Flood. Then, to clean the earth, s surface of the curse of humanity, covered them with a flood. Interestingly, this surge in the legends of nearly every ancient culture known on Earth.

These Anunnaki are to occupy another planet in our solar system (known as a scientist, “Planet X”). This planet called Nibiru, and from somewhere beyond Pluto. This planet, unlike the other planets in our solar system is moving in a clockwise, rather than counterclockwise. It was a collision with another planet Nibiru in our solar system, the earth created.

Nibiru Orbit is thoroughly our solar system only every 3600 years, like a Nibiru year.

Many disasters in the past, the Earth can be explained by the 3600 year cycle of Nibiru. Depending on the distance from Earth at the time of passage, many Biblical disasters such as the Flood and the sinking of Atlantis are now better understood. These events cyclically occure as a result of the immense attraction of the planets on the Earth and the other places in the solar system planets.

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A Climate Event To End Time

Could a sudden climate shift that took place 5,200 years ago tell us more about what the Maya predicted for 2012?

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Maya Doomsday Prophecy

The Maya calendar will end on December 21, 2012. Are we three years from the end of the world?

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Planet X or Nibiru Where will you be?

In January 1981 several daily newspapers stated that Pluto’s orbit indicates that Planet X exists. The report stated that an astronomer at the U.S. Naval Observatory told a meeting of the American Astronomical Society that irregularities displays in the orbit of Pluto, the solar system, a 10th Planet provides. He also noted that this was no surprise, Zecharia Sitchin, whose book about this planet came three years ago came.

In 1982 NASA themselves officially recognized the possibility of Planet X, with the announcement that an object is really there – far extreme of the planet.

A year later, in 1983 the newly launched IRAS (Infrared Astronomical Satellite) quickly found Planet X (10). The Washington Post summary of a say with the chief IRAS scientist from California, JPL those words, a heavenly body as large as Jupiter (The size is in perfect parallel to the ancients knowledge) and a part of this solar system found in the direction of the constellation of Orion through a telescope orbits. The space telescope found it right where it was sent to look. They had known existence of a place for years but wanted to confirm with my own eyes technology. These are facts I strongly urge you to check yourself. There were attempts to cover this event up and make history.

Planet X is about 4 times the mass on earth. Its density is 20 + times that of Earth, a slow smoldering brown dwarf star. If Planet X moves between the Earth and our Sun, Earth to its strong magnetism is temporarily align instead of our sun. For a short time Planet X Earth strongest magnetic voice or influence. Earth’s rotation then break for 2-3 days. The controllers of NASA are fully aware.

Newton’s law of gravity is not sufficient to explain planetary science. Planets are magnetic objects and also a repulsive force that creates the balance between them and keeps them moving. The momentum theory for planets is positively ridiculous. What we as modern astronomical and Planetary Science still very dark at times because of this. Play with two magnets to find out that when both are turned a certain way, it is difficult to get touch because of the repulsive force. The exclusion of the repulsion force in planetary science is a gigantic mistake and political embarrassment to all have participated. The story of the emperor with no clothes is a perfect analogy, as just discussed.

The earth is 30 miles thick crust acts as a magnetic shield, hiding the true magnetic relationships between planets from our terrestrial scientific instruments. If you start the operation of the solar system, you’d better eat just one image as a cookie Newton, Newton’s law of gravity, which takes into account not read and understand the repulsion force. The most interesting scientific revelations off planet that are discovered usually completely out of the public under the guise of military security of the financial controllers of these institutions, which are kept pulling the puppets.

History shows many names for Planet X. The Sumerians called it the 12th Planet or Nibiru (translates into; planet over). The Babylonians and Mesopotamians called it Marduk, the King of Heaven and The Great Heavenly Body. The ancient Hebrews called it the winged globe because of its long orbit high among the stars. The Greeks called it Nemesis. (In his telling name) Prophets have named The Blue Star, The Red Star, The Fiery Messenger, and the Comet of Doom among others. No matter what the name is used, it is the same object that has the same effect before and during it the passage of the earth. The Sumerians had a name for nearly 3600 years orbit (A Shar) is. The ancient Hindu astronomers named Treta Yuga (3600 years) and the destruction it causes Kali Yuga.

Look to see Archaeology, July / August 1999, on page 72 The date 1628 BC is given for a global catastrophe. About 3,600 years ago and coincided with the return at this time. Page 70 shows a medieval picture with a large comet looking object as big as the sun strip across the sky horizontally with a huge dick. Below is a city that is shaking apart with hysterical people in the streets.

Its elliptical orbit takes it around two suns. The other orbits the sun, it is our suns dark twin. Nibiru’s inbound approach is closely monitored by our best telescopic equipment on and off the ground. This is one of many reasons the Hubble telescope live feed hidden from our view. The exact calculation for the next round Planet X is now late May or June 2003.

Every time it approaches it starts a chain of events that culminates with him to change over and causing our earth’s surface. These changes are the cause of death and destruction. The story is rich with these stories. Many people from the past, the connection between that which saw a large comet overhead and what they were experiencing at the time (erupt volcanoes, earthquakes, land masses sinking and rising, tidal waves, storms and floods). Some of these authors from the distant past simply noted what they thought was a foreboding sign or messenger of the prophets, but the cause of their suffering.

In 1995 Planet X became close enough for us that began its effect on magnetism of the earth in a big way, which increases now daily. The closer it is to us, the faster moves toward earth and the stronger its magnetic effects. There is an ebb and flow to these events, which are similar to the calm waves before the next big set. Surfers would be very familiar with this analogy. Expect things worse than it closer, but does not approach in a straight line.

Our own sun is what draws them closer to gravity and faster. Planet X is not on the earth or the sun by the repulsive force comes into play, considering that they come close together. There is still reason to be forewarned and concerned.

Earth now has two strong magnetic influences in the area and the nucleus (our sun is the principal) is heated up because of it. It’s like a car with the accelerator and brake simultaneously. The sun is pushing and pulling on Earth and Planet X is now disturb that balance with its own set of influences. This is because for all the strange weather and seismic activity as of late.

The recordings of these about 7 years of turmoil prior to passing are part of the biblical account of at least the last time the earth came. With correct scientific and historical information you do not need a prophet to predict the same cycle of events are happening again during Planet X his approach. These events are just a small taste of what will come when it comes to this time. And yet even these relatively small events can cause much destruction. Many regions of the world begins to be strong even before the transfer date in 2003, do not think so, you can wait until the last minute and then jet away safely.

You have heard a variety of lies. The misinformation in direct proportion to the vicinity of Planet X to increase those losing the most. The finances of gangsters can buy with the best information for money, are at the top of the heap. They are the ones paying for the lies and seen the concept and its effect on the attention of the world.

We said the first effects of this caused by global warming. As predicted, when challenged many scientists worldwide to this story they changed it Super Sun cycles. Sun cycles have never been the cause of simultaneous weather and seismic activity. Therefore, the big lie theory holds SUPER SUN cycles over a period of time, so long as it can not be checked or verified in any way. Well, that’s not to say that Planet X is not affecting our sun at the same time that it go through a regular cycle peaks.

This is the granddaddy of all conspiracies. With our tax dollars are the controllers do their best to hide the news of Planet X approach and increased soil disturbance, as they prepared for the inevitable shift in the Earth’s axis. They give us a campaign of smoke and mirrors in return for our money they bleed from us.

There are factions within this group of insiders that this story would like to the surface. These individuals are only allowed to create false alarms to more public awareness. This will result in the majority of the population (5 +) billion ignorance about these important events and earth at the time of their scheduled occurrence. Most are in insecure areas if the global catastrophe takes place.

Please do your own research with a wide open eye towards the continuing disinformation. Find your own unique sources that only you. Then get this story out the best way to know how to rescue lives. Look inside and trust in your heart for the truth on this subject.

We are about to make a trip. All aboard …

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The Maya’s Lost Civillization

The abrupt abandonment of the Maya’s great cities has stumped scholars for centuries

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Nibiru and Doomsday 2012: Questions and Answers

Nibiru and Doomsday 2012: Questions and Answers

Stories about the fictional planet Nibiru and predictions of doomsday in December 2012 have blossomed on the Internet. There are now (June 2009) more than 175 books listed on Amazon.com dealing with the 2012 doomsday. As this hoax spreads, many more disaster scenarios are being suggested. “Ask an Astrobiologist” has received nearly a thousand questions about Nibiru and 2012, with more than 200 answers posted. Many new questions are similar to those already answered. Following is a list of the most popular “Twenty Questions” organized in a logical succession and answered in some detail.

In addition to my responses, there are some other good resources

David Morrison,
NAI Senior Scientist
June 1, 2009

1. What is the origin of the prediction that the world will end in December 2012?

The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth. Zecharia Sitchin, who writes fiction about the ancient Mesopotamian civilization of Sumer, claimed in several books (e.g., The Twelfth Planet, published in 1976) that he has found and translated Sumerian documents that identify the planet Nibiru, orbiting the Sun every 3600 years. These Sumerian fables include stories of “ancient astronauts” visiting Earth from a civilization of aliens called the Anunnaki. Then Nancy Lieder, a self-declared psychic who claims she is channeling aliens, wrote on her website Zetatalk that the inhabitants of a fictional planet around the star Zeta Reticuli warned her that the Earth was in danger from Planet X or Nibiru. This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012. Only recently have these two fables been linked to the end of the Mayan long-count at the winter solstice in 2012 – hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012.

2. The Sumerians were the first great civilization, and they made many accurate astronomical predictions, including the existence of the planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. So why should we not believe their predictions about Nibiru?

Nibiru is a name in Babylonian astrology sometimes associated with the god Marduk. Nibiru appears as a minor character in the Babylonian creation poem Enuma Elish as recorded in the library of Assurbanipal, King of Assyria (668-627 BCE). Sumer flourished much earlier, from about the 23rd century to the 17th century BCE. The claims that Nibiru is a planet and was known to the Sumerians are contradicted by scholars who (unlike Zecharia Sitchin) study and translate the written records of ancient Mesopotamia. Sumer was indeed a great civilization, important for the development of agriculture, water management, urban life, and especially writing. However, they left very few records dealing with astronomy. Certainly they did not know about the existence of Uranus, Neptune or Pluto. They also had no understanding that the planets orbited the Sun, an idea that first developed in ancient Greece two millennia after the end of Sumer. Claims that Sumerians had a sophisticated astronomy, or that they even had a god named Nibiru, are the product of Sitchin’s imagination.

3. How can you deny the existence of Nibiru when discovered it in 1983 and the story appeared in leading newspapers? At that time you called it Planet X, and later it was named Xena or Eris.

IRAS (the NASA Infrared Astronomy Satellite, which carried out a sky survey for 10 months in 1983) discovered many infrared sources, but none of them was Nibiru or Planet X or any other objects in the outer solar system. There is a good discussion from Caltech to be found at (spider.ipac.caltech.edu/staff/tchester/iras/no_tenth_planet_yet.html). Briefly, IRAS cataloged 350,000 infrared sources, and initially many of these sources were unidentified (which was the point, of course, of making such a survey). All of these observations have been followed up by subsequent studies with more powerful instruments both on the ground and in space. The rumor about a “tenth planet” erupted in 1984 after a scientific paper was published in Astrophysical Journal Letters titled “Unidentified point sources in the IRAS minisurvey”, which discussed several infrared sources with “no counterparts”. But these “mystery objects” were subsequently found to be distant galaxies (except one, which was a wisp of “infrared cirrus”), as published in 1987. No IRAS source has ever turned out to be a planet. A good discussion of this whole issue is to be found on Phil Plait’s website (www.badastronomy.com/bad/misc/planetx/science.html#iras). The bottom line is that Nibiru is a myth, with no basis in fact. To an astronomer, persistent claims about a planet that is “nearby” but “invisible” are just plain silly.

4. Maybe we should be asking about Planet X or Eris, not Nibiru. Why does keep secret the orbit of Eris?

“Planet X” is an oxymoron when applied to a real object. The term has been used by astronomers over the past century for a possible or suspected object. Once the object is found, it is given a real name, as was done with Pluto and Eris, both of which were at some time referred to as Planet X. If a new object turns out to be not real, or not a planet, then you won’t hear about it again. If it is real, it is not called Planet X.

Eris is one of several dwarf planets recently found by astronomers in the outer solar system, all of them on normal orbits that will never bring them near Earth. Like Pluto, Eris is smaller than our Moon. It is very far away, and its orbit never brings it closer than about 4 billion miles. There is no secret about Eris and its orbit, as you can easily verify by googling it or looking it up in Wikipedia.

5. Do you deny that built a South Pole Telescope () to track Nibiru? Why else would they build a telescope at the South Pole?

There is a telescope at the South Pole, but it was not built by NASA and not used to study Nibiru. The South Pole Telescope was supported by the National Science Foundation, and it is a radio telescope, not an optical instrument. It cannot take images or photos. You can look it up on Wikipedia. The Antarctic is a great place for astronomical infrared and short-wave-radio observations, and it also has the advantage that objects can be observed continuously without the interference of the day-night cycle.

I should add that it is impossible to imagine a geometry in which an object can be seen only from the South Pole. Even if it were due south of the Earth, it could be seen from the entire southern hemisphere.

6. There are many photos and videos of Nibiru on the Internet. Isn’t that proof that it exists?

The great majority of the photos and videos on the Internet are of some feature near the Sun (apparently supporting the claim that Nibiru has been hiding behind the Sun for the past several years.) These are actually false images of the Sun caused by internal reflections in the lens, often called lens flare. You can identify them easily by the fact that they appear diametrically opposite the real solar image, as if reflected across the center of the image. This is especially obvious in videos, where as the camera moves, the false image dances about always exactly opposite the real image. Similar lens flare is a source of many UFO photos taken at night with strong light sources such as streetlights in the frame. I am surprised that people don’t recognize this common photo artifact. I am also amazed that these photos showing something nearly as large and bright as the Sun (a “second sun”) are accepted together with claims made on some of the same websites that Nibiru is too faint to be seen or photographed except with large telescopes.

One widely reported telescopic photo (www.greatdreams.com/nibiru-possible.jpg) shows two views of an expanding gas cloud far beyond the solar system, which is not moving; you can see this from the fact that the stars are the same in both pictures. A sharp-eyed reader of this website identified these photos as a gas shell around the star V838 Mon. Wikipedia has a nice write-up and a beautiful photo of it from Hubble. Another high school student was initially impressed by posted images of a red blob that were said to be of Nibiru. Then he worked out in his Photoshop class how to make just such pictures starting from scratch.
One video posted in summer 2008 on Youtube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDKtkWIx00A) shows a guy standing in his kitchen claiming that one of the objects discovered by a NASA x-ray telescope is Nibiru. What is his evidence? That since this false-color x-ray image released by NASA is blue, this must really be a nearby planet with an ocean. This would be hilarious if it were not used to frighten people.

7. Can you explain the fact that the area at (5h 53m 27s, -6 10’ 58”) has been blackened out in Google Sky and Microsoft Telescope? People suggest that these have been blackened out because those are the co-ordinates where Nibiru is located at present.

Several people have asked me about this blank rectangle in Orion in Google Sky, which is a presentation of images from the Sloan Digital Survey. This can’t be a “hiding place” for Nibiru, since it is a part of the sky that could be seen from almost everywhere on the Earth in the winter of 2007-08 when much of the talk about Nibiru began. That would contradict the claims that Nibiru was hiding behind the Sun or that it could be seen only from the southern hemisphere. But I too was curious about this blank rectangle, so I asked a friend who is a senior scientist at Google. He replied that he “found out that the missing data is due to a processing error in the image stitching program we use to display the Sloan survey images. The team assures me that in the next run through, this will be fixed!”

8. If the government knew about Nibiru, wouldn’t they keep it a secret to avoid panic? Isn’t it the government’s job to keep the population at ease?

There are many objectives of government, but they do not include keeping the population at ease. My experience is that sometimes parts of the government do just the opposite, as in the frequent references to various terrorist threats or warnings about driving accidents on long holiday weekends, which are no more dangerous than any other time. There is a long history of associating bad things with political opponents (older readers will remember the “missile gap” in the 1960 election, younger ones will note the many current references to who is or is not keeping the U.S. safe from terrorists). Further, social scientists have pointed out that many of our concepts of public panic are the product of Hollywood, while in the real world people have a good record of helping each other in a time of danger. I think everyone also recognizes that keeping bad news secret usually backfires, making the issue even worse when the facts finally come out. And in the case of Nibiru, these facts would come out very soon indeed.

Even if they wanted to, the government could not keep Nibiru a secret. If it were real, it would be tracked by thousands of astronomers, amateurs as well a professional. These astronomers are spread all over the world. I know the astronomy community, and these scientists would not keep a secret even if ordered to. You just can’t hide a planet on its way to the inner solar system!

9. Why does the Mayan calendar say the world will end in 2012? I have heard that they have been pretty accurate in the past with other planetary predictions. How can you be sure you know more than they did?

Calendars exist for keeping track of the passage of time, not for predicting the future. The Mayan astronomers were clever, and they developed a very complex calendar. Ancient calendars are interesting to historians, but of they cannot match the ability we have today to keep track of time, or the precision of the calendars currently in use. The main point, however, is that calendars, whether contemporary or ancient, cannot predict the future of our planet or warn of things to happen on a specific date such as 2012.

I note that my desk calendar ends much sooner, on December 31 2009, but I do not interpret this as a prediction of Armageddon. It is just the beginning of a new year.

10. What is the polar shift theory? Is it true that the earth’s crust does a 180-degree rotation around the core in a matter of days if not hours? Does this have something to do to do with our solar system dipping beneath the galactic equator?

A reversal in the rotation of Earth is impossible. It has never happened and never will. There are slow movements of the continents (for example Antarctica was near the equator hundreds of millions of years ago), but that is irrelevant to claims of reversal of the rotational poles. However, many of the disaster websites pull a bait-and-shift to fool people. They claim a relationship between the rotation and the magnetic polarity of Earth, which does change irregularly with a magnetic reversal taking place every 400,000 years on average. As far as we know, such a magnetic reversal doesn’t cause any harm to life on Earth. A magnetic reversal is very unlikely to happen in the next few millennia, anyway. But they falsely claim that a magnetic reversal is coming soon (in 2012) and that this is the same as, or will trigger, a reversal of rotational poles. The bottom line is: (a) Rotation direction and magnetic polarity are not related. (b) There is no reason to expect a reversal of magnetic polarity any time soon, or to anticipate any bad effects on life when it does eventually happen. © A sudden shift in rotational pole with disastrous consequences is impossible. Also, none of this has anything to do with the galactic equator or any of the other nonsense about alignments that appears on many of the conspiracy theory websites.

11. When most of the planets align in 2012 and planet Earth is in the center of the Milky Way, what will the effects of this be on planet Earth? Could it cause a pole shift, and if so what could we expect?

There is no planet alignment in 2012 or any other time in the next several decades. As to the Earth being in the center of the Milky Way, I don’t know what this phrase means. If you are referring to the Milky Way Galaxy, we are rather far toward the edge of this spiral galaxy, some 30,000 light years from the center. We circle the galactic center in a period of 225-250 million years, always keeping approximately the same distance. Concerning a pole shift, I also don’t know what this means. If it means some sudden change in the position of the pole (that is, the rotation axis of the Earth), then that is impossible, as noted in the answer to Question 10. What many websites do discuss is the alignment of the Earth and Sun with the center of the Milky Way in the constellation of Sagittarius. This happens every December, with no bad consequences, and there is no reason to expect 2012 to be different from any other year.

12. When the sun and the Earth line up on the galactic plane at the same time with the black whole being in the center couldn’t that cause something to happen, due to the fact that the black hole has such a strong gravitational pull.

There is a giant black hole in the center of our Milky Way galaxy, and like any concentration of mass it exerts gravitational force on the rest of the Galaxy. However, the galactic center is very far away, approximately 30,000 light years, so it has negligible effects on the solar system or the Earth. There are no special forces from the galactic plane or the galactic center. The only important force that acts on the Earth is the gravitation of the Sun and Moon. As far as the influence of the galactic plane, there is nothing special about this location. The last time the Earth was in the galactic plane was several million years ago. Claims that we are about to cross the galactic plane are untrue.

13. I am scared about the fact that the Earth will enter the Dark Rift in the Milky Way. What will this do? Will the Earth be swallowed up?

The “dark rift” is a popular name for the broad and diffuse dust clouds in the
inner arm of the Milky Way Galaxy, which block our view of the galactic
center. The entire “galactic alignment” scare is pretty crazy. Late in
December the Sun is always approximately in the direction of the center of
the Galaxy as seen from the Earth, but so what? Apparently the con-men who are trying to scare you have decided to use these meaningless phrases about “alignments” and the “dark rift” and “photon belt” precisely because they are not understood by the public. It is too bad, but there is no law against lying on the Internet or anywhere else except in a court of law. As far as the safety of the Earth is concerned, the important threats are from global warming and loss of biological diversity, and perhaps someday from collision with an asteroid or comet, not the pseudoscientific claims about 2012.

14. I have heard that the Earth’s magnetic field will flip in 2012 just when the strongest level of solar storms in history is predicted to take place. Will this kill us or destroy our civilization?

Near solar maximum (which happens every 11 years approximately), there are many more solar flares and coronal mass ejections than near solar minimum. Flares and mass ejections are no danger for humans or other life on Earth. They could endanger astronauts in deep space or on the Moon, and this is something that NASA must learn to deal with, but it is not a problem for you or me. Large outbursts can interrupt radio transmission, cause bright displays of the aurora (Northern and Southern Lights), and damage the electronics of some satellites in space. Today many satellites are designed to deal with this possibility, for example by switching off some of their more delicate circuits and going into a “safe” mode for a few hours. In extreme cases solar activity can also disrupt electrical transmissions on the ground, possibly leading to electrical blackouts, but this is rare.

The last solar maximum occurred in 2001, so the next one was predicted for around 2012, 11 years later. However, the most recent solar minimum was unusual, with a period of a couple of years with almost no sunspots or other indications of solar activity, so scientists now guess that the next maximum will be delayed, perhaps to 2013. However, the details of the solar cycle remain basically unpredictable.

You are correct that the Earth’s magnetic field protects us by creating a large region in space, called the Earth’s magnetosphere, within which most of the material ejected from the Sun is captured or deflected, but there is no reason to expect a reversal of magnetic polarity any time soon. These magnetic reversals happen only once in 400,000 years on average.

15. I am confused about a report on the Fox News website that in 2012 a “Powerful Solar Storm Could Shut Down U.S. for Months”. They referred to a report from the National Academy of Sciences that was commissioned and paid for by . If nothing is going to happen as a result of the event in 2012, why would allow such nonsense to be reported?

NASA is pleased with the National Research Council report on heliophysics. As you note, this report includes a worst-case analysis of what could happen today if there were a repetition of the biggest solar storm ever recorded (in 1859). The problem is the way such information can be used out of context. There is no reason to expect such a large solar storm in the near future, certainly not in 2012 specifically. Your reference to “the event in 2012” illustrates this problem. There is no prediction of an “event in 2012”. We don’t even know if the next solar maximum will take place in that year. The whole 2012 disaster scenario is a hoax, fueled by ads for the Hollywood science-fiction disaster film “2012”. I can only hope that most people are able to distinguish Hollywood film plots from reality.

16. All my school friends are telling me that we are all going to die in the year 2012 due to a meteor hitting earth. Is this true?

Your friends are wrong. The Earth has always been subject to impacts by comets and asteroids, although big hits are very rare. The last big impact was 65 million years ago, and that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Today NASA astronomers are carrying out a survey called the Spaceguard Survey to find any large near-Earth asteroids long before they hit. We have already determined that there are no threatening asteroids as large as the one that killed the dinosaurs. All this work is done openly with the discoveries posted every day on the NASA NEO Program Office website (neo.jpl.nasa.gov), so you can see for yourself that nothing is predicted to hit in 2012.

17. If Nibiru is a hoax, why doesn’t issue a denial? How can you permit these stores to circulate and frighten people? Why doesn’t the U.S. government do something about it!

If you go to the NASA home page, nasa.gov, you will see many stories that expose the Nibiru-2012 hoax. Try searching nasa.com under “Nibiru” or “2012”. There is not much more that NASA can do. These hoaxes have nothing to do with NASA and are not based on NASA data, so we as an agency are not directly involved. But scientists, both within NASA and outside, recognize that this hoax with its effort to frighten people is a distraction from more important science concerns, such as global warming and loss of biological diversity. We live in a country where there is freedom of speech, and that includes freedom to lie. You should be glad there are no censors. But if you will just use common sense I am sure you can recognize the lies. As we approach 2012, the lies will be come even more obvious.

18. Can you prove to me that Nibiru is a hoax? There are so many reports that something terrible will happen in 2012. I need proof because the government and are keeping so much from us.

It is not logical to ask for proof that the 2012 doomsday is a hoax. Your questions should be to the doomsday advocates to prove that what they are saying is true, not to NASA to prove it is false. If someone claimed on the Internet that there were 50-foot tall purple elephants walking through Cleveland, would anyone expect NASA to prove this wrong? The burden of proof falls on those who make wild claims. Remember the often-quoted comment from Carl Sagan that extraordinary claims demand extraordinary levels of evidence if they are to be believed.

However, I think that astronomers have reached the point where we can offer extremely strong arguments that Nibiru does not exist. A large planet (or a brown dwarf) in our solar system would have been known to astronomers for many years, both indirectly from its gravitational perturbations on other objects and by direct detection in the infrared. The NASA Infrared Astronomy Satellite (IRAS) carried out the first all-sky survey in 1983, and several subsequent surveys would also have seen Nibiru if it were there. Further, if a large mass passed through the inner solar system every 3600 years, we would see its disruptive effects on the orbits of the inner planets, and we don’t.

You don’t need to take my word for it. Just use common sense. Have you seen Nibiru? In 2008 many websites said it would be visible to the naked eye in spring 2009. If a large planet or brown dwarf were headed for the inner solar system in 2012, it would already be tracked by hundreds of thousands of astronomers, professional and amateur, all over the world. Do you know any amateur astronomers who are watching it? Have you seen any photos or discussion of it in the big popular astronomy magazines like Sky & Telescope? Just think about it. No one could hide Nibiru if it existed.

19. What about the scary ads for the new film 2012? They tell us to look at these Internet sites to verify the doomsday threat.

The pseudoscientific claims about Nibiru and a doomsday in 2012, together with distrust of the government, are being amplified by publicity for the new film from Columbia Pictures titled 2012, to be released in November 2009. The film’s trailer, appearing in theaters and on their website , shows a tidal wave breaking over the Himalayas, with only the following words: “How would the governments of our planet prepare 6 billion people for the end of the world? [long pause] They wouldn’t. [long pause] Find out the Truth. Google search 2012”.

The film publicity includes creation of a faux scientific website (www.instituteforhumancontinuity.org/) for “The Institute for Human Continuity”, which is entirely fictitious. According to this website, the IHC is dedicated to scientific research and public preparedness. Its mission is the survival of mankind. The website explains that the Institute was founded 1978 by international leaders of government, business, and science. They say that in 2004, IHC scientists confirmed with 94% certainty that the world would be destroyed in 2012. This website encourages people to register for a lottery to select those who will be saved; a colleague submitted the name of her cat, which was accepted. I learned from Wikipedia that creating this sort of fake website is a new advertising technique called “Viral Marketing”, by analogy with computer viruses.

20. Is it possible that the influx of questions you describe is part of some kind of campaign for a book or movie, in the hopes that the volume of denials is taken as more “evidence” that there is a conspiracy?

I ask myself the same questions every day, as the volume of mail I receive about Nibiru (along with various alignments and pole shifts) keeps increasing — now more than 20 per week. Clearly there is money to be made from people’s fear about an approaching doomsday. Some of this hype is apparently advertising for the science fiction disaster movie 2012 (see Question 19). Many websites are selling books and tapes about Nibiru or even “survival kits”. It is all very sad, that with so many real issues (such as global warming and financial collapse) people are being taken in by these lies. In the final chapter of a new astronomy book (The Hunt for Planet X) by Govert Shilling, he writes: “There is plenty to do for the debunkers – the archaeologists and astronomers who take a long and skeptical look at the tidal wave of Nibiru nonsense and explain with scientific precision what is wrong with this cosmic fairy-tale. They will have their work cut out in the next few years. And on December 22, 2012 there will be a new pseudoscientific cock-and-bull story doing the rounds and the whole circus will start all over again. Because no matter how many new celestial bodies are found in our solar system, there will always be a need for a mysterious Planet X.”

Source: http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/intro/nibiru-and-doomsday-2012-questions-and-answers

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