A mysterious planet found in our solar system is potentially up to some evil ways. Astrophysicists are tracking its orbit and claiming that its odd behaviour may eventually have a negative impact on Earth.
PLANET 9 MAY HAVE SOME EVIL TENDENCIES
According to a University of Louisiana astrophysics professor, Planet 9 and it’s unusual orbit may have been the cause of past extinctions. Professor Daniel Whitmire claims the ice planet will turn evil by hurling space rocks towards Earth. Its 20,000-year solar orbit will eventually pass through the Kuiper asteroid belt just beyond Pluto. When it does, the series of comets and asteroids could become weapons of death deflected towards Earth. Apparently, this isn’t the first time the murderous planet showed its evil ways.
LIFE ON EARTH WIPED OUT EVERY 26 MILLION YEARS
According to fossil evidence, it is suggested that life on Earth gets wiped out every 26 to 27 million years. Back in the 1980’s, some scientists thought that these extinctions were caused by a small red dwarf or brown dwarf. The aptly named “Death Star” passes through our solar system. However, Professor Whitmore’s theory has Planet 9 as the route of all this evil. The evidence of Whitmore’s claim isn’t necessarily solidified at this point, but other astrophysicists are starting to back him up. Reports of a mysterious 9th addition to our solar system are becoming more common. That being said, saying it’s the cause of Earth’s extinction is nothing more than just plausible at the moment.
DON’T FRET JUST YET
For those who are already stockpiling their rations of SPAM, constructing their airtight asteroid protection bunkers and living life like it’s the end of days, relax. There is still very little information out there about the far reaches of our solar system. It’s possible some evil object in orbit may someday be the cause of our demise but for now, it is all speculation. One thing we can be sure about is that the Cassini spacecraft’s orbit is being affected by some mysterious force. It was reported on Tuesday that strange changes to the Cassini’s rotation around Saturn may be explained by the gravitation pull of the unseen satellite 9. That would certainly explain Cassini’s odd behaviour as of late, but scientists are not jumping to any conclusions.