April 1, 2013

NASA Wise Telescope Mission: Sun May Still Have Low-Mass Solar Companion

Our sun may indeed have a far-flung gravitationally-bound companion — just not with the size or orbit that could have triggered periodicity in earth’s paleontological record, say astrophysicists now actively searching data from NASA’s WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) spacecraft.

For decades astronomers and paleontologists have debated whether our sun has a stellar mass M-dwarf companion dubbed “Nemesis” that could have caused a 26 million-year periodicity in earth’s asteroidal and cometary impact record.

Such a small M-dwarf star has long been ruled out by WISE data, since observers would surely have spotted an object larger than roughly five Jupiter masses.

However, John Matese and Dan Whitmire, two astrophysicists at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, continue to scour the spacecraft’s data for the signatures of “Tyche,” a totally different type of solar companion. Unlike Nemesis, Tyche (or Nemesis’ good sister), is a hypothetical 1 to 4 Jupiter-mass object that would lie about a third of a light year away, on a very long four million-year nearly circular solar orbit inclined roughly 45 degrees to the plane of our solar system.

“Physically, it would be a captured planet from another star in the complex of stars and clouds from which the sun formed, We don’t think it formed like a star. But the door is definitely still open for a companion of mass less than about two Jupiters, said Whitmare. Read more

Professors Whitmare and Matese first proposed the existence of Tyche (Hercolubus, Planet X, Nibiru) to explain why many of these long-period comets were coming from the wrong direction. In their paper, published in the February 2011 issue of Icarus, the international journal of solar system studies, they report that more than 20 percent too many of the long-period comets observed since 1898 arrive from a band circling the sky at a higher angle than predicted by the galactic-tide theory. And Prof Daniel Whitmire wrote (article February 2011) that he believes the data may prove Tyche's existence within two years.

During the years 2010 and 2011 there was a lot of media attention to this unknown planet and even some believe proof has already been garnered by Nasa with its space telescope, Wise. Scientists have known about this planet since 1983 and they've been using WISE and IRAS to monitor it.

It's now 2 years later...

It's time for NASA and scientists to inform us about this planet (Tyche, Planet X, Nibiru) approaching in the short term.

Even they say that they continue to analyze the data for the signatures of this planet, we may assume that they already know everything about this planet and it will be impossible to hide for more time.

 

No comments:

Post a Comment