Time to ramp up the 2012 and Nibiru media machine, it seems a giant planet 4 times the size of Jupiter may be lurking beyond the Oort cloud (a hypothesized spherical cloud of comets, gas, and debris which may lie nearly a light-year from the Sun).
It seems Prof Daniel Whitmire from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette believes the data concerning the angle that comets have been approaching the sun, may prove Tyche’s existence.
Could Whitmire’s Tyche be Sitchin’s Nibiru?
Nibiru (the planet associated with Marduk in Babylonian cosmology) has been credited by Zecharia Sitchin, author of The Earth Chronicles, as being a large planet with a long, elliptical orbit, reaching the inner part of our solar system every 3600 years. Sitchin claims it was instrumental in forming the planet Earth and the asteroid belt and comets, from a collision with a planet that once occupied the space between Mars and the outer planets, now filled by the asteroid belt. Nibiru is home of a technologically advanced human-like alien race Anunnaki of Sumerian/Mesopotamia myth, who came to Earth and subsequently genetically engineered our species, originally as slave animals to work in their gold mines, by crossing their genes with those of primitive man. These are the Biblical Nephilim and responsible for the creation of mankind.
Less than a month ago, the Chinese Media was spreading the 2012 Giant Planet Gospel, with comments like:
“Now to fully understand what this Global catastrophe is all about one must look at exactly what the ancients wrote about it, and can be summarized as follows:
1.) Every few thousands years (3,500-5,000) a planetary size “object” sojourns through our Solar System causing chaos among the Planets.
2.) The timing of this mysterious objects appearance coincides with a human population grown so large and powerful it begins to threaten all other life on Earth.
3.) The events preceding this mysterious objects return include social upheaval, world wars, mass animal deaths and powerful Superstorms.
4.) The culminating event is this mysterious object coming so close to Earth that our planet’s rotation is stopped, reversed and re-started causing massive earthquakes and tidal waves that wipes out nearly all human civilization.
5.) Both immediately prior to and following the cataclysmic destruction of Earth the “gods” return to save a remnant of humanity and help it rebuild a shattered Earth.”
Of course, not everyone is a believer. Matthew Holman, a planetary scientist at the Harvard Smithsonian Institute of Astrophysics, states “Based on past papers that I’ve seen looking at where long-period comets came from in the sky, and finding signatures of large perturbers of the Oort cloud, I was not persuaded by the evidence.”
Oh yeah, that makes me feel better.