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Sun's Nemesis Pelted Earth with Comets, Study Suggests
By Leslie Mullen
Astrobiology Magazine
posted: 11 March 2010
08:16 am ET

A dark object may be lurking near our solar system, occasionally kicking comets in our direction.

Nicknamed "Nemesis" or "The Death Star," this undetected object could be a red or brown dwarf star, or an even darker presence several times the mass of Jupiter.

Why do scientists think something could be hidden beyond the edge of our solar system? Originally, Nemesis was suggested as a way to explain a cycle of mass extinctions on Earth.

The paleontologists David Raup and Jack Sepkoski claim that, over the last 250 million years, life on Earth has faced extinction in a 26-million-year cycle. Astronomers proposed comet impacts as a possible cause for these catastrophes.

Our solar system is surrounded by a vast collection of icy bodies called the Oort Cloud. If our Sun were part of a binary system in which two gravitationally-bound stars orbit a common center of mass, this interaction could disturb the Oort Cloud on a periodic basis, sending comets whizzing towards us.

An asteroid impact is famously responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, but large comet impacts may be equally deadly. A comet may have been the cause of the Tunguska event in Russia in 1908. That explosion had about a thousand times the power of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and it flattened an estimated 80 million trees over an 830 square mile area.

While there's little doubt about the destructive power of cosmic impacts, there is no evidence that comets have periodically caused mass extinctions on our planet. The theory of periodic extinctions itself is still debated, with many insisting that more proof is needed. Even if the scientific consensus is that extinction events don't occur in a predictable cycle, there are now other reasons to suspect a dark companion to the Sun.

The Footprint of Nemesis

A recently-discovered dwarf planet, named Sedna, has an extra-long and usual elliptical orbit around the Sun. Sedna is one of the most distant objects yet observed, with an orbit ranging between 76 and 975 AU (where 1 AU is the distance between the Earth and the Sun). Sedna's orbit is estimated to last between 10.5 to 12 thousand years. Sedna's discoverer, Mike Brown of Caltech, noted in a Discover magazine article that Sedna's location doesn't make sense.

"Sedna shouldn't be there," said Brown. "There's no way to put Sedna where it is. It never comes close enough to be affected by the Sun, but it never goes far enough away from the Sun to be affected by other stars."

Perhaps a massive unseen object is responsible for Sedna's mystifying orbit, its gravitational influence keeping Sedna fixed in that far-distant portion of space.

"My surveys have always looked for objects closer and thus moving faster," Brown said to Astrobiology Magazine. "I would have easily overlooked something so distant and slow moving as Nemesis."

John Matese, Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, suspects Nemesis exists for another reason. The comets in the inner solar system seem to mostly come from the same region of the Oort Cloud, and Matese thinks the gravitational influence of a solar companion is disrupting that part of the cloud, scattering comets in its wake. His calculations suggest Nemesis is between 3 to 5 times the mass of Jupiter, rather than the 13 Jupiter masses or greater that some scientists think is a necessary quality of a brown dwarf. Even at this smaller mass, however, many astronomers would still classify it as a low mass star rather than a planet, since the circumstances of birth for stars and planets differ.

The Oort Cloud is thought to extend about 1 light year from the Sun. Matese estimates Nemesis is 25,000 AU away (or about one-third of a light year). The next-closest known star to the Sun is Proxima Centauri, located 4.2 light years away.

Richard Muller of the University of California Berkeley first suggested the Nemesis theory, and even wrote a popular science book on the topic. In his view, Nemesis is a red dwarf star 1.5 light years away. Many scientists counter that such a wide orbit is inherently unstable and could not have lasted long — certainly not long enough to have caused the extinctions seen in Earth's fossil record. But Muller says this instability has resulted in an orbit that has changed greatly over billions of years, and in the next billion years Nemesis will be thrown free of the solar system.

Binary star systems are common in the galaxy. It is estimated that one-third of the stars in the Milky Way are either binary or part of a multiple-star system.

Red dwarfs are also common — in fact, astronomers say they are the most common type of star in the galaxy. Brown dwarfs are also thought to be common, but there are only a few hundred known at this time because they are so difficult to see. Red and brown dwarfs are smaller and cooler than our Sun, and do not shine brightly. If red dwarfs can be compared to the red embers of a dying fire, then brown dwarfs would be the smoldering ash. Because they are so dim, it is plausible that the Sun could have a secret companion even though we've searched the sky for many years with a variety of instruments.

NASA's newest telescope, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), may be able to answer the question about Nemesis once and for all.

Finding Dwarfs in the Dark

WISE looks at our universe in the infrared part of the spectrum. Like the Spitzer Space telescope, WISE is hunting for heat. The difference is that WISE has a much wider field of view, and so is able to scan a greater portion of the sky for distant objects.

WISE began scanning the sky on January 14, and NASA recently released the mission's first images. The mission will map the entire sky until October, when the spacecraft's coolant runs out.

Part of the WISE mission is to search for brown dwarfs, and NASA expects it could find one thousand of the dim stellar objects within 25 light years of our solar system.

Davy Kirkpatrick at NASA's Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech found nothing when he searched for Nemesis using data from the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS). Now Kirkpatrick is part of the WISE science team, ready to search again for any signs of a companion to our Sun.

Kirkpatrick doesn't think Nemesis will be the red dwarf star with an enormous orbit described by Muller. In his view, Matese's description of Nemesis as a low mass object closer to home is more plausible.

"I think the possibility that the Sun could harbor a companion of another sort is not a crazy idea," said Kirkpatrick. "There might be a distant object in a more stable, more circular orbit that has gone unnoticed so far."

Ned Wright, professor of astronomy and physics at UCLA and the principle investigator for the WISE mission said that WISE will easily see an object with a mass a few times that of Jupiter and located 25,000 AU away, as suggested by Matese.

"This is because Jupiter is self-luminous like a brown dwarf," said Wright. "But for planets less massive than Jupiter in the far outer solar system, WISE will be less sensitive."

Neither Kirkpatrick nor Wright think Nemesis is disrupting the Oort cloud and sending comets towards Earth, however. Because they envision a more benign orbit, they prefer the name "Tyche" (the good sister).

Regardless of what they expect to find, the WISE search won't focus on one particular region of the sky.

"The great thing about WISE, as was also true of 2MASS, is that it's an all-sky survey," said Kirkpatrick. "There will be some regions such as the Galactic Plane where the observations are less sensitive or fields more crowded, but we'll search those areas too. So we're not preferentially targeting certain directions."

We may not have an answer to the Nemesis question until mid-2013. WISE needs to scan the sky twice in order to generate the time-lapsed images astronomers use to detect objects in the outer solar system. The change in location of an object between the time of the first scan and the second tells astronomers about the object's location and orbit.

"I don't suspect we'll have completed the search for candidate objects until mid-2012, and then we may need up to a year of time to complete telescopic follow-up of those objects," said Kirkpatrick.

Even if Nemesis is not found, the WISE telescope will help shed light on the darkest corners of the solar system. The telescope can be used to search for dwarf planets like Pluto that orbit the Sun off the solar system's ecliptic plane. The objects that make up the Oort Cloud are too small and far away for WISE to see, but it will be able to track potentially dangerous comets and asteroids closer to home.
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The only thing NASA admitted to in that was that there was a possible companion star to the sun at that it would be no closer than 25,000 AU out, so NOT nibiru/woormwood or whatever you want to call it.
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The only thing NASA admitted to in that was that there was a possible companion star to the sun at that it would be no closer than 25,000 AU out, so NOT nibiru/woormwood or whatever you want to call it.
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There are plenty of cave drawings that seem to point to a huge comet. Revelation 8 mentions a star a comet or meteor the size of a mountain hitting the ocean. We really have no clue how close this thing is. The fact that their admitting to this star being our companion star is huge. If you read your science books i'm sure it will tell you that we do not have a binary star system. Sorry i'll go with the Bible. This star is wormwood. And if all she does it launch comets our way it will do the job.

This is big news.
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Freaky timing of this anouncement from Nasa.

A Dark Star, helllloooooo ...........Planet X, Nibiru, Wormwood.

What ever the fuck you want to call it.... A spade is a spade.
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You say "NASA admits", like they were trying to hide it. Shouldn't you have said discovered.
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You say "NASA admits", like they were trying to hide it. Shouldn't you have said discovered.
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They've known about this since the early 80's. They had infrared satellites, granted not as good as WISE but sitll good enough to capture low res images of our solar system. The fact they were talking of planet X in the early 80's because there were obvious forces at work in our outer solar system there were not explainable by little pluto.

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Pluto Turning Red Due To Solar Flares, Southwest Research ...
4 Feb 2010 … Pluto Turning Red Due To Solar Flares, Southwest Research Institute In Boulder Colorado Determines …www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/04/p...

Plutonium is heating up when it should be getting colder as it is moving away from the Sun. What is heating it up?.
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Wormwood

Heb. la'anah, the Artemisia absinthium of botanists. It is noted for its intense bitterness (Deut. 29:18; Prov. 5:4; Jer. 9:15; Amos 5:7). It is a type of bitterness, affliction, remorse, punitive suffering. In Amos 6:12 this Hebrew word is rendered "hemlock" (R.V., "wormwood"). In the symbolical language of the Apocalypse (Rev. 8:10, 11) a star is represented as falling on the waters of the earth, causing the third part of the water to turn wormwood.

The name by which the Greeks designated it, absinthion, means "undrinkable." The absinthe of France is distilled from a species of this plant. The "southernwood" or "old man," cultivated in cottage gardens on account of its fragrance, is another species of it.
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The only thing NASA admitted to in that was that there was a possible companion star to the sun at that it would be no closer than 25,000 AU out, so NOT nibiru/woormwood or whatever you want to call it.
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but with all the other dots......it makes sense...
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Deut. 29:18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood;


Proverbs 5:4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.


Jeremiah 9:15 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.


Amos 5:7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,
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And how is Nemesis/Sedna going to destroy us, ala Nibiru, exactly?
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And how is Nemesis/Sedna going to destroy us, ala Nibiru, exactly?
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By throwing comets at our asses.

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Nibiru was supposed to be a planet and not a star. Nemesis is old news, though we must find it first and then comment further as to what the implications could be to our life by such a case. Don't forget that due to the current world economic crisis, there is a halt in spending money for space programs, so reveling such a scenario might make people to put a pressure on politicians to spend some money in search for the existence of this star-companion, and maybe, for an unmanned spacecraft that would be send there to investigate Nemesis from a closer distance. It's not random that ROSCOSMOS also triggered an alert to the Russian government about a Doomsday scenario. It is also not random that these scenarios have started to appear in defence magazines like the following from my country

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[link to translate.google.gr]
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Nibiru was supposed to be a planet and not a star. Nemesis is old news, though we must find it first and then comment further as to what the implications could be to our life by such a case. Don't forget that due to the current world economic crisis, there is a halt in spending money for space programs, so reveling such a scenario might make people to put a pressure on politicians to spend some money in search for the existence of this star-companion, and maybe, for an unmanned spacecraft that would be send there to investigate Nemesis from a closer distance. It's not random that ROSCOSMOS also triggered an alert to the Russian government about a Doomsday scenario. It is also not random that these scenarios have started to appear in defence magazines like the following from my country

[link to translate.google.gr]


[link to translate.google.gr]
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Thankyou for posting these links.


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The only thing NASA admitted to in that was that there was a possible companion star to the sun at that it would be no closer than 25,000 AU out, so NOT nibiru/woormwood or whatever you want to call it.
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That's typical of these px idiots.
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You say "NASA admits", like they were trying to hide it. Shouldn't you have said discovered.



They've known about this since the early 80's. They had infrared satellites, granted not as good as WISE but sitll good enough to capture low res images of our solar system. The fact they were talking of planet X in the early 80's because there were obvious forces at work in our outer solar system there were not explainable by little pluto.
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But the "forces" turned out to be non-existent because they were working with faulty values for the masses of the outer planets. Once probes had done flyby's of these planets and their masses actually measured and those new numbers plugged into the formulas, the apparent anomaly's in their orbits disappeared.
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The only thing NASA admitted to in that was that there was a possible companion star to the sun at that it would be no closer than 25,000 AU out, so NOT nibiru/woormwood or whatever you want to call it.
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They could be hiding the real distance
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You say "NASA admits", like they were trying to hide it. Shouldn't you have said discovered.
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It's not even been discovered. It's only a theory.
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Nibiru was supposed to be a planet and not a star. Nemesis is old news, though we must find it first and then comment further as to what the implications could be to our life by such a case. Don't forget that due to the current world economic crisis, there is a halt in spending money for space programs, so reveling such a scenario might make people to put a pressure on politicians to spend some money in search for the existence of this star-companion, and maybe, for an unmanned spacecraft that would be send there to investigate Nemesis from a closer distance. It's not random that ROSCOSMOS also triggered an alert to the Russian government about a Doomsday scenario. It is also not random that these scenarios have started to appear in defence magazines like the following from my country

[link to translate.google.gr]


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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 810898



Well, some have proposed the theory that Nibiru is actually a planet being pulled along by the star, Nemesis.
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You say "NASA admits", like they were trying to hide it. Shouldn't you have said discovered.



They've known about this since the early 80's. They had infrared satellites, granted not as good as WISE but sitll good enough to capture low res images of our solar system. The fact they were talking of planet X in the early 80's because there were obvious forces at work in our outer solar system there were not explainable by little pluto.
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Which were explained by getting a more accurate number for the mass of Neptune. True story.
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The only thing NASA admitted to in that was that there was a possible companion star to the sun at that it would be no closer than 25,000 AU out, so NOT nibiru/woormwood or whatever you want to call it.

They could be hiding the real distance
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Prove it, rather than just cherry picking the parts of the theory that you like. How the hell would it shepherd the oort cloud if they're hiding the real distance because it's much, much closer and has an orbital period of 3,600 years? How the hell could they hide the reflected/emitted light of a brown dwarf from a close distance (Brown dwarf Gliese 229B would be ~mag 3 from about 60 AUs out) and how could they hide its gravitational effects on the outer planets?

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This is how TPTB break news to the masses. First a discovery happens that could have planet-wide effects. Then they keep the news quiet, plan for worst, and think of cover stories. End game is leak a little info at a time, mostly watered down info, this dulls the senses and keeps the masses placated. Then when it's all too late and the end of world scenerio is happening, you get the real messages. But then again, this last one is mostly untested... to date...
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How stupid are some of you? Neptune is now the cause for holding Sedna in place... give me a break moran. Notice the two articles that were posted from Greece's Defencenet website? Did you notice this at the bottom of one of the articles?

"But by NASA for the first time that talks are close to finding the Nemesis with WISE and of course the firing of the telescope in space can be described at random."


You folks need to learn how to read between the lines.


And if your bringing to this discussion anything you learned from the US public school system than I fear you are in dire straights and don't even need to be posting on GLP.
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You say "NASA admits", like they were trying to hide it. Shouldn't you have said discovered.


It's not even been discovered. It's only a theory.
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Just like it is only a theory that black holes occupy the center of galaxys.

10 years ago with nothing revealed, you self-righteous types squawked about what was impossible to believe.

Now with shit trotted out in small bite-sized morsels almost weekly now, you squawk all the harder.

Snap out of it will ya??


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The article in print:

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Invisible star 'shooting comets at Earth'

Brown dwarf could have caused mass extinctions
Star is invisible and a long way away
But heat-seeking telescope may find it

AN invisible star responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs may be circling the Sun and causing comets to bombard the Earth, scientists said.

The brown dwarf - up to five times the size of Jupiter - could be to blame for mass extinctions that occur here every 26 million years, The Sun reports.

The star - nicknamed Nemesis by NASA scientists - would be invisible as it only emits infrared light and is incredibly distant. Nemesis is believed to orbit our solar system at 25,000 times the distance of the Earth to the Sun.

As it spins through the galaxy, its gravitational pull drags icy bodies out of the Oort Cloud - a vast sphere of rock and dust twice as far away as Nemesis.

These "snowballs" are thrown towards Earth as comets, causing devastation similar to the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.


Now NASA scientists believe they will be able to find Nemesis using a new heat-seeking telescope that began scanning the skies in January.

The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer - expected to find a thousand brown dwarf stars within 25 light years of the Sun - has already sent back a photo of a comet possibly dislodged from the Oort Cloud.

Scientists' first clue to the existence of Nemesis was the bizarre orbit of a dwarf planet called Sedna. Scientists believe its unusual, 12,000-year-long oval orbit could be explained by a massive celestial body.

Mike Brown, who discovered Sedna in 2003, said: "Sedna is a very odd object - it shouldn't be there.

"The only way to get on an eccentric orbit is to have some giant body kick you - so what is out there?"

Professor John Matese, of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, said most comets come from the same part of the Oort Cloud.

He added: "There is statistically significant evidence that this concentration of comets could be caused by a companion to the Sun."
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