Planet X does not exist

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The end of the world was predicted (for the umpteenth time) by conspiracy theorists for the end of April 2018. However, the giant asteroid or “planet X” cited by these people is not real.

This planet X has a name: Nibiru. It should appear from nowhere, collide with Earth and destroy everything. This prediction is however not new since it dates back to 2003. However, nothing has happened in the last fifteen years, even when this same theory had reappeared in 2012 when it was again a question of the end of the world.

Once again, the planet Nibiru has come out of the shadow, and on the web the so-called predictions are spreading. On April 23, 2018, the mysterious planet should cause the end of the world, according to its “discoverer”, namely Zecharia Sitchin, a kind of charlatan historian.

In addition, the idea that Nibiru is destructive is that of Nancy Lieder, head of ZetaTalk, an apocalyptic conspiracyist sect. She has been claiming since 1995 that residents of Zeta Reticuli, a binary star system located at a distance of 39 light-years from Earth, would have told her about the arrival of the famous planet X.

Nibiru was originally a potential discovery of NASA, but it was then a possible planet orbiting the sun, much further than Pluto. Not a destructive meteor, as announced by the conspiracy theorists.

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In 2017, in the face of rumors, NASA was forced to deny the existence of the planet, by updating one of its publications dating from 2012. “Nibiru and all these other stories about planets are hoaxes from the web,” said the American space agency back then. “There is no factual basis for these claims,” Nasa continued. If Planet X or Nibiru was really approaching the Earth to collide, astronomers would have already followed it for at least 10 years and it would be visible to the naked eye.”

There you have have it, Planet X or Nibiru — or whatever you call it — does not exist.

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Sarah Ali

Sarah is currently pursuing a degree in Pharmacology at the University of Florida. She focuses on health news and tips for The Talking Democrat.