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Subject IS Planet Tyche Planet X/Nibiru?
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WHEN Will NASA admin that Planet Tyche exisits?

In 1999, a team of astronomers proposed that a gigantic planet ó perhaps four times the mass of Jupiter could be lurking unseen in the Oort cloud, a repository for icy bodies at the edge of the solar system.

The researchers said the presence of this hypothetical planet could explain the unusual orbital paths taken by some comets from the Oort cloud.

The planet, which they named Tyche, could have escaped detection to this point by being so far away perhaps
30,000 times farther from the sun than Earth is and so cold.

Many other astronomers were not convinced, and the debate over Tycheís existence has continued.

In 2010, the research group that came up with the Tyche idea suggested that evidence for the planetís existence may already have been gathered by a NASA spacecraft the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).[Gallery: photos From WISE]

WISE, which launched in December 2009 and went into hibernation earlier this month, scanned the entire sky in infrared wavelengths during its operational life. WISE may well have picked up signs of Tyche during these scans, the planetís proponents argue scientists just havenít had enough time to pore over the data yet.

So will WISE observations vindicate the Tyche hypothesis? If so, when? Hereís a NASA-provided look at the great Tyche debate and WISEís potential role in resolving it.

When could data from WISE confirm or rule out the existence of the hypothesized planet Tyche?

It is too early to know whether WISE data confirms or rules out a large object in the Oort cloud. Analysis over the next couple of years will be needed to determine if WISE has actually detected such a world or not.


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