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Hackers Force Planet X Outing

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Hackers were busy this weekend, coincidentally at the same time 3000 of them gathered in the Netherlands the “What the Hack” convention. Google and Microsoft were hacked and now this, a hacker catalyzed the announcement about the 10th planet in our solar system by threatening those who knew about it.

Michael Brown of the California Institute of Technology had known of Planet X since he first photographed it 2003 using a 122 cm telescope at the Palomar Observatory.

It was so far away, about 3 times Pluto’s distance from the sun, that more information wasn’t available until January of this year. The size of the planet is thought to be 1.5 times the size of the planetoid Pluto, an estimation that won’t be confirmed for another six months.

So Brown had planned on sitting on the discovery of the icy, rocky planet 8.9 billion miles from the sun for a while until a hacker gained access to a “secure” server holding the information. After the hacker threatened to out the discovery, Brown decided now was the time to talk about it.

“This is the first object to be confirmed to be larger than Pluto in the outer solar system,” said Brown during the weekend in a telephone briefing announcing the discovery to South African Sunday Telegraph.

Scientists that often go into conniptions when Pluto is referred to as a planet dispute whether this is the 10th planet, or in fact, still the 9th planet.

Brown submitted a name for the new planet to the International Astronomical Union to be reviewed.

The news should fit in nicely with reports out of several places regarding Sumerian and Mayan dealings with the Anunaki, the inhabitants of the little known 12th planet Nibiru. If you follow late night radio, then you’ll be aware that the Anunnaki may in fact destroy the earth in 2012, when the Mayan calendar comes to an abrupt halt. *grin*

See you underground, late 2011. Bring your aluminum foil hats.

Hackers Force Planet X Outing
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