Re: [Methane Hydrate Club] Solar Activity Report for 8/7/02
> Listen guys and gals, I met a guy in a laundry last week.He has a
> background in electrical equipment and is interested in phenomena ofsame.
> He related to me that NASA is tracking and studying a planet threetimes the
> size of earth that is cycling around and is scheduled to come by ourearth
> around January. It is named Planet X and can be found at PlanetX.com. It is
> supposed to have an excentric orbit which brings it by every 33,000years.
> He said his sister is going to make a bomb shelter that can sustainlife for
> almost a year, so she and friends can make through the 200 mile perhour
> winds that are predicted.I'm afraid your new friend has been badly mislead. To put it more
bluntly, he has fallen victim to a hoax. There is no Planet X, or at
least certainly not one that is going to cross Earth's orbit in
January. Think about it. If there really was an object 3 times
Earth's size that was that close, don't you think it would have been
noticed by many people by now? People all over the world would be
seeing it. There would be a panic on a global scale. It would be
impossible to cover something like that up. Let him waste his time
building his bomb shelter if he wants to. The whole idea is rediculous.
> I got to thinking about this problem. It has occured to methat
> moving our planet out of the way of the path of this danger would bevery
> useful. As I have considered the results us spinning the earthfaster I have
> concentrated on the possibities of earth shape change and resultantDo you have any idea how much energy that would take? What you
suggest is absolutely impossible.