From: email@example.com (Darrell R.Stewart)
Subject: THE 12th PLANET =>A.K.A. PLANET X <=
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 1997 13:28:56 GMT
There are numerous indications that a tenth planet is part of our solar system. This information is first derived from ancient Sumerian (Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian) texts unearthed in and around present-day Iraq. Such a (now missing) planet was referred to in those ancient texts as "Nibiru" (later to be called "Marduk" in mythological stories by the Babylonians). Therefore, if and when the lucky person finds such a planet and has his or her discovery verified s/he will more than likely have "rediscovered" only one small bit of previously acquired knowledge that has been lost by our species over the past several thousand years.
Another hint of the existence of a missing planet is found in Bode's law. This unique mathematical formula predicts that a planet should be orbiting our sun at 2.8 astronomical units distance. This is exactly where our present-day asteroid belt is located. Therefore, it is likely that some kind of calamitous event took place at or near this distance from Sol. However, whatever it was that was originally orbiting our sun at that distance, it was not the missing planet that we are still searching for. The following is a summary of what Zecharia Sitchin proposes in his thought-provoking book The Twelfth Planet of The Earth Chronicles.
Possibly, the asteroid belt is composed of remnants of our own present-day Earth and satellites of the missing planet ("X"). The hint by Bode's law regarding a Planet X is that the Sumerian "Nibiru" and its orbiting satellites may have collided with a planet called "Tiamat" after the formation of our solar system. During this possible event our planets and satellites would have still been in a very hot and volatile state. After one or more impacts upon Tiamat by Nibiru's satellites the subsequent destruction created a new planet referred to by the Sumerians as "Ki" (known today as Earth) as well as the asteroid belt. Earth's satellite, our Moon, may have been captured within Ki's gravitational field during this "battle of the planets" as depicted in Sumerian texts. Therefore, our Moon may have originally been a satellite of Nibiru. And, consequently, the missing planet (Planet X) may already have a name: Nibiru (Marduk)!
Another indication of Planet X is how several of our recently rediscovered planets came about. Because of the eccentricity of Uranus' orbit many astronomers suspected another planet had to exist beyond it. Their search lead to the discovery of Neptune in 1846. But then, they discovered that Neptune also had such irregularities and in 1930 Pluto was discovered. Yet, Pluto was not large enough to cause Neptune to have the irregularities that it has. Therefore, the search for another planet ("X") continues. The possibility of one or more additional planets existing in our solar system is reasonably good.