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Conspiracy theorists predict November 19 as 'Nibiru apocalypse', experts debunk hoax

Conspiracy theorists believe that Planet X, or Nibiru would crash into Earth and wipe out the entire human race.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: November 16, 2017 14:42 IST
Conspiracy theorists predict November 19 as Nibiru
Conspiracy theorists predict November 19 as Nibiru apocalypse

Conspiracy theories on how Nibiru or "Planet X" will be the end of the world has been going on for around two decades. After the last doomsday prediction of September 23 failed, conspiracy fanatics have given a new date - November 19.

Planet X, or Nibiru, refers to a mythological planet in our solar system that conspiracy theorists believe would crash into Earth and wipe out the human race, a theory consistently dismissed by NASA and other experts as nothing but "internet hoax". 

David Meade, a self-proclaimed Christian researcher has written a book - “Planet X — The 2017 Arrival" - and predicts that Nibiru will crash into Earth, causing catastrophic destruction. The planet is believed to be 10 times the size of the Earth. 

In 2016, the date of crash was August 21, then it was September 23, 2017. Over the two decades there have been a dozen dates when the Planet X was supposed to crash into Earth, but it never happened. And now there is a new date. 

NASA has debunked the Nibiru theory. Last month, the space agency said it believes a ninth planet does exist that might be 10 times the mass of Earth but 20 times farther from the Sun than Neptune. Debunking the 'Nibiru' myth, it said the said planet is “extremely distant and will stay that way."

In September, debunking the doomsayers, the NASA had said, “Various people are ‘predicting’ that world will end on September 23 when another planet collides with Earth.” 

“The planet in question, Nibiru, doesn't exist, so there will be no collision. The story of Nibiru has been around for years (as has the 'days of darkness' tale) and is periodically recycled into new apocalyptic fables,” it had said.

Dr David Morrison, an astronomer at NASA Ames Research Center, on Wednesday spoke about the latest date. 

"You’re asking me for a logical explanation of a totally illogical idea. “There is no such planet, there has never been, presumably there never will be," he said on a scientific radio show.

"This year alone, the Nibiru doomsday date has been updated twice: the apocalypse was originally scheduled for September 23, moved to October 21, and now, the powers that be have settled on November 19," he added. "Honestly, if Nibiru is real — which it definitely isn’t — it sounds like a massive flake."

Nibiru believers are, however, not convinced and are looking for a solution to stop the impending doom.

Some have even demanded that the NASA uses the world's nuclear arsenal to blast Planet X out of the sky.

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