All rights reserved. Odds are, Earth will not meet a similar fate in As viral videos and various tabloids tell it, April 23, , will mark the end of an age. Depending on your taste, the date will either bring forth a collision between Earth and a rogue planet or a world-changing celestial alignment that heralds the End of Days. September 23 came and went without incident, so Meade shifted his prediction to October —and then again adjusted his timetable to November
The Fault in Our Stars?
Artist's concept of a hypothetical planet orbiting far from the Sun. Hurt IPAC. Caltech researchers have found mathematical evidence suggesting there may be a "Planet X" deep in the solar system. This hypothetical Neptune-sized planet orbits our Sun in a highly elongated orbit far beyond Pluto.
Nibiru is a speculative planet, subject of conspiracy theories, and said to periodically approach Earth. Modern scholars learned this from texts translated in the early 20th century. He claimed a twelfth planet in the Solar System was on an exceedingly long orbit, approaching Earth every 3, years. By the mids, Sitchin had taken to calling the twelfth planet Nibiru. Sitchin also said that extraterrestrials called the Annunaki based on Sumerian deities interfered in human history. Lieder claims to have been contacted by aliens from the very real Zeta Reticuli star system and that they gave her special information. In the early s, Lieder specifically cited Nibiru , the Annunaki, and Sitchin. Lieder publicized a number of prophecies pertaining to the approach of a so-called Planet X and the impending cataclysms it would bring. None have occurred. Some conspiracy theorists connected the idea of an Earth- Nibiru collision with the prediction that the world would end in , as supposedly predicted by the Mayan calendar.
Linked to the close of the Mayan calendar, a variety of rumors spread regarding ways the world could end back in One popular contender was Nibiru, a supposed planet that some claimed would collide with Earth at the end of that year. But despite the buzz, there's no scientific evidence supporting the alleged planet's existence — and, of course, our planet survived without absorbing a massive impact.