NASA'S NEW HORIZONS: The Other Shoe Dropping?



Back in July I posted this bit of speculation on the New Horizons mission:
For my part I can't help but wonder if the Pluto dog and pony show isn't a distraction. 
 This is nothing but the vaguest hunch but I can't help but wonder if this is just a fly-by for the media and the real target of this mission lies in the space beyond.  
We're starting to hear serious people talk about Planet X again, even in the context of there being a Planet X and a brown dwarf. From Space.com: 
Search for Potential 'Planet X' Far From Over  
The hunt for the hypothetical "Planet X" has been fruitless so far, but that doesn't mean astronomers are calling it off.  
A new analysis of data collected by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) spacecraft revealed no sign of the mysterious Planet X hypothesized to exist in the outer solar system. But scientists are keeping up the search for a planet or dim star far from the sun. 
That this is being published at all indicates that there's more than speculation going on behind closed doors. And if in fact these objects do have idiosyncratic orbits and periodically enter the outskirts of our cosmic neighborhood, that would make a lot of people very nervous.

Even though I was careful to couch my speculation with qualifiers still I was labeled a "conspiracy theorist," and found myself on the receiving end of a curious amount of mainstream media attention, including an inquiry from Newsweek that I passed onto Richard C. Hoagland. 

And now this from Newsweek's former owner and government mouthpiece The Washington Post, continuing the incremental process of Planet X disclosure- "Is there a Planet X, a ‘massive perturber,’ hidden beyond Pluto?"

Astronomers so far have detected about 1,500 icy bodies in the Kuiper Belt, according to Scott Sheppard, an astronomer with the Carnegie Institution of Washington. A few of them are big enough to rank as "dwarf planets." And there may be something much bigger lurking out there in the dark, says Sheppard. There are tantalizing hints of a hidden planet that's bigger than Pluto, perhaps even bigger than the Earth -- potentially Neptune-sized. 
“I think there are definitely things out there bigger than Pluto that are yet to be discovered,” Sheppard told us.
After briefly explaining the mechanics of orbital perturburance, the article answers the two most pressing questions on the layperson's mind:

So then, how would such a big planet get way out there? Brown hypothesizes that, long ago, the planet formed closer to the sun, and might have been the core of what would have become a giant planet like Jupiter or Saturn. But then it could have been ejected toward the outer solar system through gravitational interactions with other giant planets. 
If this Planet X is out there, why can't we see it directly? Because it's very far away and commensurately faint. It could be at least 200 Astronomical Units from the sun -- meaning 200 times farther from the sun than is the Earth. These hypothetical planets, dwarf or otherwise, don't generate their own light, and can only be seen through the feeble reflected light of the sun. 
Sheppard notes that much of the sky hasn't been searched with extremely sensitive instruments capable of finding such a world. 
“We have not covered the whole sky to the faint depths needed to find distant planets,” Sheppard said.

Well, maybe.

Remember now, just using 'Planet' and 'X' in the same question is supposed put you in the crank file and here we see the Establishment's house organ offering us a primer on it? 

Something is going on here, people.

Planet X is like UFOs, a topic a lot of conspiracy theorists dismiss as scifi stuff, not to be taken seriously. But what if it's (or they are) more serious than you think? What if it/they might be an answer to a lot of questions we can't explain, questions that on the face of it don't at all seem related?

30 comments:

  1. You called it, Chris. :)

    I've been reading a lot by Graham Hancock, and some others. I think we are getting close to the "fire" behind all this smoke-and-mirrors.

    Precession of the Equinox. The beginning of the Age of Aquarius. Planet X - or Nemesis. Even Velikovsky's theories.

    There just might be something to all of it.

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    1. I am concerned about Sept 23, and its cosmic change. Chris are you going to enlighten your readers and what say you about the events in 2 weeks that may change the world? Synchs are coming in at warp speed. Respectfully, Denzo (Shine forth by day!)

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    2. @Dennis - Hey, I myself don't believe there is anything to worry about for Sept. 23rd. I hadn't even heard anything about Sept. until you mentioned it.

      I've heard so many Doomsday Prophecies and predictions in my lifetime, and none of them have come true.

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  2. When Big Media started sniffing around my tiny blog I had a feeling I struck a nerve, Anna.

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    1. Indeed. "Blogger commits Thoughtcrime! News at 11, right after the latest freakshow".

      I wonder what comes next?

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    2. Getting Their attention, however indistinct, must be somewhat alarming...

      What difference does it make though? I mean, why would discovering a Planet X in itself be a major upset of current theory? I don't think it would significantly alter any known physical laws if such a thing were to be uncovered and publicized, but I agree, they're being so cagey about the whole thing that that in itself is suspicious.

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    3. @Dammerung - I don't think it's "Planet X" per se, but the "Nemesis"-theory that would be trouble.

      Graham Hancock and others were talking about "something" beyond Pluto that periodically disturbs a comet or whatnot and sends them in towards us. *That* would be a reason to play it cagey.

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    4. I think the real issue isn't whether there's a planet X but rather what is on it. That and what Anna refers to.

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    5. @Chris - that too. We were talking about that back in July as well, and if they think there is *something*, that might be why so much hinting of 'disclosure' lately.

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  3. They are actually looking for two different objects, and the WaPo article confuses them, or the astronomers are confusing the media. A Mars to Earth sized object at the stated 200 au distance, which seems to have perturbed the Kuiper Belt, and the much larger object discussed, which is much, much farther out, and may be shoving objects out of the Oort Cloud, the so-called detached objects. I'm guessing the latter object may be the target of New Horizons, if that is indeed part of its mission.

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    1. Either way, the message is clear- we have no idea what's going on in our own Solar System. So take note next time you hear conjecture on other solar systems...

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  4. I delivered, Pravda on the Potomac as a lad in a DC suburb...mostly military officer's and high level gov 'clerks'...most of em' the true lunatics. Funny how 'newspeak' forgot bout this....

    http://newsone.com/2843790/did-you-know-us-govt-found-guilty-in-conspiracy-to-assassinate-dr-martin-luther-king-jr/

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/01/martin-luther-king-assassinated-us-govt-king-family-civil-trial-verdict.html

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  5. Well who going to believe what these paid liars say for a living anyway. What ever theory serve TPTB that is what they publish or broadcast.

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    1. Well, that's the point, right? What's the agenda?

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  6. I suspect there are some people who do know what's going on in our solar system, but you won't see them quoted in Newsweek or any other place view-able by the public ("masses"). Just speculation, but it goes along with your idea that there is tech we little people know nothing about and space missions that are never announced or televised in any fashion. Still, this is a very interesting development and you certainly did call it. Very interesting that Newsweek contacted you, of all people! I guess the NSA really does watch everything.

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    1. I don't know. I think astronomers and astrophysicists are the spiritualists of our time, spinning off arcane "facts" that no one can challenge or refute because we don't have the access. And it was quite interesting hearing from Newsweek. Nice chap tho. Did a very fair article, I must say.

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  7. Weirdness abounds. It's gonna be a crazy ten years, I reckon.

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    1. Oh, we're well into it. Look at all these orb sightings. They're seen so often it's not even news anymore. When we saw them it was pretty interesting, but it's not like we spent the night discussing it. It was like, "wow, that was odd. Let's get some supper."

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  8. Various religions and myths have interstellar objects to fear from Wormwood the comet that poisons water. Nemesis the star that brings an armada of comets. To Nibiru the Annuakki's home planet. I don't know.

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    1. You are correct. So what do they all mean? The question lingers. But they most certainly mean something.

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  9. I still marvel at my UFO sighting. A red single engine planebuzzed us twice, an alert of what was to come if we kept watching the sky. What came into view was a large white cylinder whose front end was camouflaged with some wispy looking gas (think mirage on a hot road), with no markings, windows, just sleek bright white. It looked NASA inspired to me at the time. I've always felt it was us, not them. Totally irrational maybe, but I still wonder. It flew into a small cloud in what had been a completely clear sky moments before so maybe I was wrong. Sure looked unlike most UFO encounters to me and had to be camoflauging something important, like perhaps the occupants. With all the military installments close by ....

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    1. Well, that's pretty dramatic. A sighting like that is bound to be very memorable for sure.

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  10. If planets communicate- and I think they do. I'm sure Earth let Pluto know to smile as we took it's picture. We're now finished with Solar System 101. Let's begin this new chapter called- we'll name it later. Ready? Ok so, there is this new technology that we uh designed well inherited sort of- I'm jumping ahead here - actually the past is the future sometimes, well it's not really new the tech, that is- but uh, it let us, well let me start out and say, WOW!

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    1. Well, I'm glad you still think of Pluto as a planet. I certainly do. The hell with this dwarf planet guff! Pluto defenders, march!

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    2. Right on! Yes! It's a full fledged planet! Your left, your left, your left, right, left!

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  11. “In the universe we have not to do with repetitions, each time that a cycle is passed, something new is added to the world's evolution and to at its human stage of development”
    ― Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophy in Everyday Life

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  12. As a tangential note, I think it was a wise and elegant choice that you passed the inquiry along to Hoagland. The spotlight can be intoxicating, and taking a pass may not be as easy as it would appear to be.

    Also, that's a good Steiner quote Buck.

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    1. X, I agree with your comment about passing the inquiry, and thanks for the shout out on Steiner. Cheers.

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  13. I was labeled a "conspiracy theorist," - It doesn't take much these days does it. It's fascinating, we'll have to wait and see what evolves I guess.

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