What evidence is there for the existence of the planet Nibiru? © Getty Images

What evidence is there for the existence of the planet Nibiru?

Nibiru (or Planet X) is prophesised to collide with Earth and destroy all of humanity, but is it's existence pseudoscience or is there any proof?

Asked by: Tony Sutcliffe, Leeds

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Every so often rumours circulate on the internet about the reappearance of a ‘wandering planet’ called Niburu. It’s supposedly mentioned on ancient Sumerian clay tablets and is said to have crashed through the early Solar System creating the asteroid belt and the Earth before vanishing again. It’s true that beyond the Solar System lurk failed stars known as brown dwarfs that are barely bigger than the planet Jupiter. However, the chances of a disastrous encounter with one are mercifully small.


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