In the words of REM: It’s a finish of a universe as we know it.
Well, maybe. But substantially not.
The latest internet gossip has a brute planet, dubbed possibly Nibiru or Planet X, distinguished a Earth on Sept. 23, wiping out mankind. It’s not a initial time Nibiru has done it coming in a universe of online conspiracies, yet it’s gained such traction this time that even a U.S. space group NASA addressed a issue.
“Various people are “predicting” that universe will finish Sept. 23, 2017 when another universe collides with Earth. The universe in question, Nibiru, doesn’t exist, so there will be no collision,” NASA pronounced in a matter this week.
The Nibiru /Planet X/Earth collision story initial flush in 1995 and gets recycled occasionally into several baleful tales, all of that NASA pronounced are only internet hoaxes.
“There is no poignant basement for these claims. If Nibiru or Planet X were genuine and headed for an confront with a Earth…astronomers would have been tracking it for during slightest a past decade, and it would be manifest by now to a exposed eye. Obviously, it does not exist.”
So where does a brute universe speculation come from?
The Telegraph traces a origins back to Wisconsin local Nancy Lieder and her alien-conspiracy website ZetaTalk. Lieder allegedly claimed aliens from a Zeta Reictuli star complement warned her about Nibiru and a lane towards Earth destruction. The story was posted online, after common by people such as Christian numerologist David Meade and before we know it, it’s everywhere. it gained additional traction when users forked to end-time anticipation in a Bible.
What’s new this time and because is a Bible involved?
The Biblical component of a Sept. 23 end-of-the-world rumors comes from a fixing of a constellation Virgo on that day. On Saturday, a object will be in Virgo, with a moon nearby a constellation’s feet; Jupiter will be in Virgo, while a planets Venus, Mars and Mercury will be tighten in a constellation Leo. Conspiracy theorists indicate to a hymn in Revelation 12:1 in their efforts to infer a day will be cosmically significant:
“And a good pointer seemed in heaven: a lady dressed with a sun, with a moon underneath her feet, and on her conduct a climax of twelve stars. She was profound and was great out in birth heedfulness and a anguish of giving birth.”
Proponents of a speculation pronounced a fixing – that comes a small some-more than a month after a sum solar obscure in North America – signals a start of a finish of days, 7 years of proof or a blessedness of Christian believers.
As EarthSky notes, however, a fixing of a constellation is not that singular in history.
“From a standpoint of astronomy, there’s zero singular or surprising about a sun, moon and planets – or a constellation Virgo – on Sep 23, 2017, notwithstanding claims on a Internet of a singular and poignant astronomical event, presumably “mirroring” a Bible’s Book of Revelation,” astronomer Christopher M. Graney said. “In a past 1,000 years, this same eventuality has happened during slightest 4 times already, in 1827, 1483, 1293, and 1056.”
The universe is ending….again
Apocalyptic predictions aren’t anything new. As recently as 2012, NASA had to step in to debunk claims that ancient Maya anticipation expected a universe to finish that year.
“The universe didn’t finish on Dec. 21, 2012. You’ve substantially already figured that out for yourself,” NASA pronounced during a time. “Despite reports of an ancient Maya prophecy, a puzzling universe on a collision march with Earth, or a retreat in Earth’s rotation, we’re still here.”
Just as we expected will be Sunday.