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The Planet X Cover-up in the Mainstream Media

Yowusa.com, 18-March-2012
Justin Braithwaite

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The Planet X Cover-up in the Mainstream MediaWe are seeing the Planet X theory morph and develop into what is now known to be true.

NY Times - May 1, 1983
IDEAS AND TRENDS; Happily, In Limbo

Scientists now receive 16 hours of information a day from the craft, mainly about the heliosphere, the Sun's atmosphere, whose extent and behavior are mysteries.

The satellite may detect gravity waves, the gravitational radiation that in theory should emanate from cosmic cataclysms, such as exploding stars, but in practice has not been found.

Pioneer 10 might also find the source of the gravitational force tugging at Uranus and Neptune, what some have suggestively called Planet X.

Planet X and Past Extinction Events — 1984 to 1987

The following excerpt is from a rather lengthy article, documenting a growing consensus about the Planet X theory, in the scientific community.

That being, Planet X is most likely a brown dwarf binary companion to the sun and that it has not been found yet due to its highly elliptical orbit.

Observer-Reporter - Dec 17, 1984
Scientist Seek Key to Mass Extinctions on Earth

For several months now the possible mechanism that has stirred the greatest interest and debate is the one involving the Sun's theorized companion star, Nemesis, or "death star" as scientists call it.

The companion star, they reasoned, could follow an eccentric orbit about one-and-a-half times as long as it is wide that would take it far out, as much as three light years from the Sun, and bring it back to the vicinity of the near solar system only once every 26 million years.

The scientists further concur that if this theory is true, then it would most certainly explain the extinction level events of Earth's history.

The Deseret News - Jan 13, 1985
Mysterious, Shifting Planet X May Have Killed Off Dinosaurs

The Planet X theory is one many being considered by scientists as an explanation of the extinction peaks. Another is the possible presence of Nemesis, a "death star" that would cause the extinctions in a manner similar to Planet X, by causing comets to rain periodically on Earth.

Times Daily - Jan 13, 1985
The Planet X Theory is one of Many Being Considered by Scientists as Explanations of the Extinction Peaks

In a publication of their theory in the Jan 3 issue of Nature, a leading British scientific journal, the two researchers from the University of Southwestern Louisiana said their description of Planet X is the first to provide solutions to both the periodic extinction problem and the orbital variation problem.

Daily Union - Jan 15, 1985
Planet May Have Killed Dinosaurs

"The bottom line is which of these objects gets discovered," he said. "If neither is found, that may be evidence there is no periodicity in prehistoric extinctions," he said.

The above articles are discussing the Sun’s “Nemesis” theory versus the Planet X theory.

The British article in Nature Journal contends that Planet X solves both the extinction level events and the disturbances in the orbits of the outer planets.

The Free Lance Star – Jan 25, 1985
What Killed the Dinosaurs? New Theory Heats Up Debate

Whitmire and John Matese, also a professor of physics and astronomy, believe a mysterious Planet X circling the Sun outside the orbits of the known planets periodically draws comets into a collision course with the Earth.

He said Wednesday that the theory could explain dinosaur extinction peaks that occurred more recently.

Dewey M. McLean contends that extreme volcanism and not asteroid bombardment was responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs.

For more information about Dewey M. McLean's K-T Deccan Traps volcanism-induced carbon cycle perturbation extinction theory, see the January 28, 2002 Yowusa.com article, Did Planet X / Nibiru Kill The Dinosaurs? by Marshall Masters.

It is important to note that McLeans does not dismiss the Planet X theory.

NY Times – July 1, 1987
Looking for Planet X: Old Clues, New Theory

If there is a large planet toward the edge of the solar system, said the scientist, John Anderson of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, it must be traveling in an elongated orbit nearly at a right angle to the orbits of the other planets.

Such an orbit would bring the planet near the rest of the solar system only every 700 to 1000 years, he said.

Gainsville Sun – Jul 8, 1987
Search for Planet X Continues

But he feels certain that the Pioneer probes have ruled out one possibility, Neptune and Uranus probably were not disturbed by a distant star, because the gravitational effects from such a star should have pulled ever so slightly on the probes.

This article is summarizing the Planet X chronology, yet again, but notes that scientists have ruled out the existence of a distant star causing the deviation in the orbits of the outer planets.

This is significant in that the possibilities of something other than Planet X being the cause are slowly being eliminated.

Harrington Renews PX Search — 1990 to 1993

Robert Harrington has renewed his search for Planet X and he is discussing using his new telescope to photograph where he thinks Planet X is located.

Gadsden Times – Jan 11, 1990
Astronomer’s Search for the Theoretical 10th planet

That relatively small area of the heavens will be searched in April and May by an astrographic telescope at Black Birch. The telescope will take pictures of the target area on successive nights and the photos will be sent to Washington for study.

This is significant. Notice the last few words of the paragraph, “the photos will be sent to Washington.”

Although Harrington would not find Planet X for another three years, many believe those photos showed the incoming behemoth and led to Harrington’s suspiciously sudden death immediately thereafter.

Lawrence Journal World – Apr 22, 1990
Space Telescope to Seek Planet X

NibiruThe trick is to know where to look. Harrington has started searching a region within the constellation Centaurus, using a relatively modest 8 inch telescope at the Black Birch Observatory in New Zealand.

Amazingly, most searches for Planet X to this point have been made in the Northern Hemisphere, mainly for economical reasons.

How many astronomers and scientists have doubted the discovery would ever be made when only half of the sky had been searched?

Bangor Daily News – Jan 4, 1991
“Planet X” Controversy Has Astronomers Going in Circles

Harrington thinks Plant X’s last close approach was in the 1700’s and has been receding since. This might explain the greater deviations seen when Uranus was first discovered than are seen today.

Harrington predicts that Planet X will be found in the constellation Centaurus near the Southern Cross.

Bangor Daily News - Jan 1, 1992
Saturn Will Be Only Major Planet Visible in January Night Sky

Robert Harrington of the US Naval Observatory is one of the most ardent supporters of "Planet X," but even he concedes the odds are no more than even that it exists.

Harrington gives his odds of finding Planet X “no more than” 50/50.” Wouldn’t a 50/50 chance of finding one planet in an enormous sky that is further away than any previously discovered be rather good odds?

NY Times - September 20, 1992
Beyond Pluto, an Icy New Orb

We think this is the first of a large number of similar objects waiting to be discovered in the outer solar system,” said Dr. David D. Jewitt, a University of Hawaii astronomer who made the discovery with Dr. Jane Luu of the University of California at Berkeley.

If Dr. Jewitt can find an object smaller than Pluto in the outer solar system then surely Dr.Harrington can, and in fact did, find Planet X.

Unfortunately, this is also the last article published before Dr. Harrington’s death.

The Death of Dr. Robert Harrington — 1993

This timeline has now arrived at the death of Dr. Robert Harrington on January 23, 1993.

NY Times - January 27, 1993
Robert Harrington, 50, Astronomer in Capital

Dr. Robert S. HarringtonDr. Robert S. Harrington, an astronomer with the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, died Saturday at George Washington University Hospital. He was 50 and lived in McLean, Va.

The observatory said he had died of cancer.

Known for his work in the field of positional astronomy, he developed innovative approaches to multiple-star dynamics and worked on precise stellar distances and solar-system dynamics.

He also engaged in a search for a “Planet X,” a hypothetical body beyond the orbit of Pluto, the ninth and outermost known planet in the Solar System.

He received the observatory’s Simon Newcomb award for his “significant contributions to the study of the dynamics of the Solar System” and had Minor Planet 3216 named after him.

Dr. Harrington was an honors graduate in physics of Swarthmore College in 1964 and held a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Texas.

He joined the Naval Observatory in 1967 and was named chief of the equatorial division in the Department of Astronomy in 1982.

Although the obituary merely states that he died of cancer, we now know that he supposedly died of esophageal cancer within a matter of days after contracting it while simultaneously traveling on a physically demanding journey conducting his astrological research.

Moreover, his contraction of cancer was immediately preceeded by his communication to NASA and the US Naval Observatory of his discovery of Planet X.

For more information about Dr. Harrington's untimely death, see the May 22, 2008 Yowusa.com article, Planet X and the Mysterious Death of Dr. Robert Harrington by John DiNardo and Janice Manning.

Is that the most unfortunate coincidence in history or did someone in the US Government want to prevent Dr. Harrington from publicizing his findings?

NY Times - June 01, 1993

Evidence for Planet X Evaporates in Spotlight of New Research

Although Dr. Standish’s analysis leaves little room for belief in a Planet X, it does not address another issue that has intrigued some planetary astronomers for the last decade: the possible existence of a companion star of the Sun.

In 1984, a group of astronomers, paleontologists and statisticians proposed that such a star (which they named “Nemesis”) might occasionally approach our outer planetary system closely enough to dislodge comets from the “Oort Cloud,” a hypothetical belt of long-period comets beyond the planets.

This is the first article pertaining to Planet X to be published following the death of Robert Harrington and the title is self explanatory.

Notice the dramatic and sudden change in the tone of this article as compared to all of the previous articles.

Harrington's Death Unleashes Cover-up — 1993

Planet X transformed from almost certain existence to the evaporation of Planet X evidence in a mere six months and immediately following the death of Harrington.

There is no other explanation for the stunning reversal of Planet X reporting in the mainstream media than NASA, the US Naval Observatory, and ultimately the US Government launching an all-out cover up and disinformation campaign.

Moreover, there is no more solid evidence that Harrington found Planet X than his mysterious death following his discovery.

Lakeland Ledger – Jun 6, 1993
Researcher: Planet X Isn’t There

For half a century stargazers have hunted for Planet X, the solar system’s hypothetical 10th planet. Its existence was inferred from what appeared to be irregularities in the orbital motions of several known planets.

But a new study of the outer planets indicates that the long chase based on presumed wobbles in the orbits of Uranus and Neptune caused by a planet, was based on erroneous observations and calculations.

Five days later, Planet X isn’t there. Notice the use of words like, “hypothetical, inferred, presumed, and erroneous.”

This article does not produce any information that would unequivocally disprove the existence of Planet X, yet Dr. E. Myles Standish, Jr. announces it was all based on “erroneous observations and calculations.”

Essentially, 43 years worth of research and data produced by multiple, competent scientists and astronomers is suddenly “erroneous observations and calculations” with nothing to dispel said research and data.

This sudden shift in mainstream media reporting of Planet X is obviously disinformation when one looks at the chronological progression of Planet X reports.

The Times-News – Jun 27, 1993
Analysis Questions Existence of Planet X

The apparent death blow to the Planet X theory was published in the May issue of The Astronomical Journal by Dr. E. Myles Standish, Jr., an astrophysicist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

His analysis, which includes significant corrections of the expected orbits of Uranus and Neptune, is the first to make use of an extremely accurate measurement of Neptune’s mass made by Voyager 2 in 1989.

Dr. E. Myles Standish, Jr., an astrophysicist for NASA, appears to deliver the “death blow” to Planet X. If one reads between the lines in the above article then it is clear what is at hand.

Dr. Standish did not explain the deviations in Neptune’s orbit; he made “significant corrections” to it. He cannot explain the deviations, but, it can’t be Planet X because Planet X cannot be disclosed.

Where were these “extremely accurate” measurements six months before?

DTE - Aug 31, 1993
Planet X

But Myles Standish of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena claims the mass value used for Neptune in the calculations was inaccurate and this, in conjunction with some observational errors, are responsible for the difference in observed and computed values of the orbits of the two planets.

The above article is a caveat from the previous article. Inaccurate mass values and some observational errors do not sound especially scientific.

However, the point of all this is to put doubt in the minds of the public and discredit the body of work to support the existence of Planet X.

Discover - September 1, 1993
Planet X is Dead

Planet X and NASAStandish’s work does not prove that no other planets exist in the solar system, only that no planet fitting Planet X’s description--a large planet with a mass between Earth’s and Neptune’s--exists close enough to Uranus and Neptune to distort their orbits.

Says Standish: There isn’t much hope for a major planet out there unless it’s way out there. And that’s not terribly likely.

The content of this article is similar to the other published articles since the death of Robert Harrington. It is the title of this article that does the damage.

Most readers are “highlight readers” in that they scan through a newspaper only reading the titles until they find an article that interests them and then they will read the entire article.

Mainstream Media's Duplicity in Cover-up — 1997

If the mainstream media publishes enough articles like “Planet X is Dead,” then that idea will eventually resonate with the public as truth.

The Economist - May 15th 1997
Unbuckling the Kuiper Belt

But even if Pluto’s origin is at last tidied up, the belt still has much to reveal. For one thing, 1996 TL66, the object described by Dr Luu and Dr Jewitt in their pending article in Nature, is not only the biggest Kuiper-belt object so far (excluding Pluto and Triton, of course), it also has the most eccentric orbit: 1996 TL66 seems to travel from the vicinity of Pluto (where it is now) out to three times the distance of anything else in the Kuiper belt.

At a hundredth of the mass of Pluto, it is not exactly the Planet X that some astronomers think may be out there. But its orbital period is well over 700 years, and there is no reason why something bigger should not be lurking unseen at the other end of a similarly eccentric orbit. The heavens could still be concealing Planet X . . . and Y . . . and Z . . .

The article above is dedicated mostly to the exploration of the Kuiper-belt and the interesting objects that have been found there, and this is the last paragraph of that article.

Notice how Planet X has become just a passing reference to be thrown in at the end of an article as if it has now assumed a mythical unicorn status amongst astronomers.

Additionally, this is the first article that even references Planet X in almost four years. So, first Planet X was covered up, then the disinformation campaign ensued, and now, relegation to mystical status for Planet X.

The Madison Courier - Jul 12, 1997
-Answers From Library-
Question: What is Planet X?

Answer: Planet X would be the tenth planet in the solar system, if it existed. The quest for Planet X began with the discovery of Neptune in 1846.

Astronomers began trying to explain the deviation in the expected orbits of both Neptune and Uranus. There is no evidence to date that such a planet exists, according to recent articles in "Astronomy" journal.

One astronomer, Myles Standish of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, thinks that the original observations of the orbits of Uranus and Neptune were in error.

With this publication, we have reached the point in the NASA disinformation campaign where a small town Indiana newspaper reports that Planet X does not exist in its weekly library question and answer column.

Cover-up Becomes a Fait Accompli — 1997

In less than four short years, Planet X has moved from the center of the astronomical world to small town newspapers reporting that it never existed. New Scientist - 18 October 1997
Review: Search the Skies

We are first given a thorough grounding in the science of our own Solar System, and reminded how its other planets were discovered.

The abortive searches for Vulcan, which was believed to be closer to the Sun than Mercury, and Planet X, thought by some to exist beyond the orbit of Pluto, are included to help make us aware of the pitfalls ...

The bombardment continues with Planet X being referred to as a scientific pitfall.

Not only does it not exist now but it was a waste of time for Robert Harrington to invest that much of his life in a "pitfall."

The Atlantic - Feb 1998
When is a Planet Not a Planet?

The famous "search for Planet X," which culminated in Pluto's discovery, was the pet project of Percival Lowell, a Boston Brahmin and amateur astronomer who around the turn of the century became obsessed with two notions: that Martians had constructed canals on the surface of their planet, and that tiny, gravity-induced wiggles in the orbits of Uranus and Neptune indicated that a planet with a mass some six times that of Earth lay farther out.

Lowell built and endowed an impressive observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, to prove himself right, but he died in 1916 without having succeeded on either count. The observatory's directors, aware that their institution was something of a laughingstock because of the Martian search, were determined to salvage its reputation by finding the at least marginally less improbable Planet X.

They hired a young amateur astronomer by the name of Clyde Tombaugh to do the grunt work involved. Tombaugh proved to be resourceful and diligent beyond all reasonable expectations, and more or less single-handedly picked dim Pluto out of a thick field of stars—a feat that is still considered one of the most impressive in the history of observational astronomy.

More disinformation beginning with the very first sentence, "The famous "search for Planet X," which culminated in Pluto's discovery..." That one sentence twice dismisses Planet X.

This is just more disinformation propaganda generated by NASA and the astrological community to ensure that the public perceives no threat from a planet that cannot possibly exist, even though Robert Harrington proved it did.

MSNBC - Oct. 7, 1999
A Mystery Revolves Around the Sun

Speculation about the existence of unseen celestial companions dates back far before the discovery of Pluto in 1930 — and even figures in more recent fringe phenomena such as the 1997 “Heaven’s Gate” tragedy and talk of a new “Planet X.”

This latest hypothesis, however, is aimed at answering nagging scientific questions about how particular types of comets make their way into the inner solar system.

One has to wonder at this point why NASA would continue to publish articles referencing an unseen celestial body orbiting around outside the solar system if there really wasn't one.

Notice the reference to the "new Planet X," and it continues with "answering continuing nagging scientific questions..."

Were not those questions answered with Dr. E. Myles Standish, Jr.'s solution of "significant corrections of the expected orbits of Uranus and Neptune" in the published article on June 27th, 1993?

Cover-up Discrepancies Emerge — 1999

This question must now be asked. How could there be nagging scientific questions if Planet X doesn't exist and there has been no other plausible explanation to date?

It is now clear that NASA is falling all over themselves trying to cover-up the discovery of Planet X and that their explanations for new discoveries must revolve around that.

The Economist - Oct 14th 1999
X Marks the Spot

If the new object were a captured alien, it could give astronomers their first good look at an extra-solar planet, or a brown dwarf if that is what it turns out to be. And if it exists, they should be able to see it pretty soon. Even something too small to emit visible light will probably give off radio waves and infra-red radiation (Jupiter does).

So a big radio telescope would probably be able to spot it. If not, the next generation of infra-red space observatories certainly should. And if they do, both Dr Murray and Dr Matese should enjoy rather more than 15 minutes of fame. For they will have been instrumental in putting an interesting new “X” on to the map of the night sky.

First of all, does it not seem like one, big circle has been completed by the astronomical community and is now right back where it started in the 1950’s?

This article begins by dismissing the notion that an object, any object, is lurking in the outer reaches of the solar system. It then contradicts itself with the sentence above, in the final paragraph, “And if it exists, they should be able to see it pretty soon.”

Seems like we have read that somewhere before... Secondly, at no point in this article is Planet X mentioned nor is the history behind the search for Planet X. It references Brown Dwarfs and the possibility that one randomly cruses by the solar system from time to time.

The goal now is to put Planet X to bed, or rather to keep it in bed, while still maintaining that “something” could be out there in order to eventually explain the coming Earth changes.

Science - 15 October 1999
Another Distant Consort for the Sun?

This week, two groups of researchers independently proposed that an object several times more massive than Jupiter is orbiting out among the comets of the Oort Cloud, some 25,000 to 30,000 times farther from the sun than Earth.

Both groups argue that this unseen behemoth gravitationally perturbs Oort Cloud comets, sending them toward Earth along a distinctive sky-girdling band. But the evidence doesn't impress many other researchers.

Arriving at the last article, it seems Planet X just up and disappeared off the radar but researchers are proposing a strikingly similar object that manifests the same effects on the outer solar system is there.

Courage vs. Corruption

Doesn’t this all seem rather strange? The disinformation campaign merely hit the rewind button and started all over way back in the 1950’s.

Dr. Robert Harrington and Colleague James W. Christy

Harrington with Fellow PX Resarcher James Christy

Dr. Robert Harrington devoted his life’s work, and ultimately his life, to the discovery of Planet X. The United States government, via the mainstream media, deliberately concealed his discovery from the public and is leaving us to fend for ourselves.

It began on June 1st, 1993, and almost 19 years of continued silence tells us exactly how the elites view the common citizen.

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