Noted Astronomer Rodney Gomez of the National Observatory in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil recently presented evidence suggesting a mysterious planetary body four times Earth’s size hovering beyond Pluto, making its way back into the Solar System. The planet seems to travel along a severely elliptical orbit, and could possibly have several moons orbiting it also.
Gomez’s contemporary and Planetary Scientist Hal Levison supports the finding saying “Gomez is very good, it’s hard to imagine he made a mistake in his calculations.”
Called Sedna by Caltech researchers who went public with its discovery in 2003, the planet was also spotted by NASA astronomers in 1984. A US News and World Report article dated September 10, 1984 quotes Gerry Neugebauer, director of the Palomar Observatory for the California Institute of Technology admitting, “All I can say is we don’t know what it is yet.”
Denial: More than a River in Egypt
NASA has long denied the existence of celestial bodies not already acknowledged or explained by classical Physics and Astronomy. Although even Neptune and Pluto’s slightly elongated orbits draw classical Physics into question as being able to sufficiently explain planetary movements around stars, NASA remains locked in the dogma that our Solar System is explainable by Newton and his limited perceptual Theory of Gravitation.
It should be remembered when dealing with NASA; it’s one of the few government agencies not needing to adhere to the FOIA act. If NASA was to discover something in space or on any planetary body considered risqué to the maintenance of social and governmental systems, it retains the right to suppress the discovery in order to maintain order. This could apply to concerns about Planet X’s affects on other planetary bodies, the disturbance of the asteroid belt and possibly to Earth should it be heading back this way.
The Past is Present Again
The West tends toward demeaning skepticism regarding any discoveries moving humanity farther from a geocentric ideological viewpoint, or Western self-importance belief. This is seen in the constant marginalization of cultures both modern and ancient alike that seem to have known things Westerners are only beginning to re-understand.
The African Dogon Tribe knew thousands of years ago about Sirius B, a dark star orbiting Sirius A, the brightest object in the nighttime sky. They also understood its orbiting period and other facts Western Science only verified in 1976.
Further, Sumeria and other ancient contemporary civilizations seemed to know about Planet X. They called it Ni.bi.ru. meaning, “It lives forever.” This could very well indicate they understood its peculiar elliptical path that takes thousands of years to make orbit around the Sun.
Speculation, maybe; but then again, any Astronomer, academic, religious or social leader who claims to do anything more than speculate that Sumeria, the Dogon or anyone else is wrong is guilty of both hubris and hypocrisy on the highest intellectual and ideological levels. Maybe instead, salvation truly lies in an admission of childlike humility and wonder awaiting us in the infinite starry heavens above.