Not many know but if there is credit for the ancient astronaut theory it will go to Zecharia Sitchin. Startlingly he is ridiculed by mainstream science for decades only stumbling across what he and others have been saying for such a long time. Last month when articles about confirming the rumours that has been around from the times of Immanuel Velikovsky. Of having a Jupiter like planet in the outer orbit with possible elliptical path of 26,000 years.
US world News Report said, “Shrouded from the sun’s light, mysteriously tugging at the orbits of Uranus and Neptune, is an unseen force that astronomers suspect may be Planet X – a 10th resident of the Earth’s celestial neighborhood. Last year, the infrared astronomical satellite (IRAS), circling in a polar orbit 560 miles from the Earth, detected heat from an object about 50 billion miles away that is now the subject of intense speculation. If he is right, two of the most intriguing puzzles of space science might be solved: what caused mysterious irregularities in the orbits of Uranus and Neptune during the 19th Century? And what brought Earth to Ice Age.”
The ancient Sumerians referred to it as ‘Nibiru’ or ‘Marduk’. They believed that it enters inside our orbit in with extreme clockwise elliptical course. It was believed to be 4 times the diameter of earth and 23 times more massive. Nibiru is believed to be a highly magnetic planet which is able to influence the orbit of planets. They believed that more than once in cycle of 3,600 years it comes back and destroys the civilization. Interestingly some experts also claim that the civilization on out planet has been disappearing in the cycle of somewhat same years others disagree on these claims.
We should not be in hurry in trying to understand the anomaly which we have encountered and try to label it with any ancient civilization. Hope coming years we will be able to have a glimpse of the planet.