Planet X back in the news...
Astrophysicists studying deep-space data say they have narrowed the search region where the elusive Planet Nine is thought to exist.
The evidence for a giant planet in our solar system is, so far, inconclusive but a mounting body of research suggests the presence of a massive Planet 'X'.
In January 2015, Caltech astronomers Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown announced new research that provides evidence of a giant planet tracing an unusual, elongated orbit in the outer solar system. The prediction is based on detailed mathematical modeling and computer simulations, not direct observation.
The Caltech scientists believe Planet X may have has a mass about 10 times that of Earth and be similar in size to Uranus or Neptune. The predicted orbit is about 20 times farther from our sun on average than Neptune (which orbits the sun at an average distance of 2.8 billion miles). It would take this new planet between 10,000 and 20,000 years to make just one full orbit around the sun (where Neptune completes an orbit roughly every 165 years).
The meteor that wasn't: Object could be International Space Station debris
NICK TRUEBRIDGE AND LEAH FLYNN
Last updated 07:18, July 20 20
An object thought to be debris from a space station was seen by many flashing through the southern sky on Tuesday evening.
9:12 am on 20 July 2016
United States Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Auckland tonight for a whirlwind visit.
Mr Biden, who has been in Australia for the past few days, will meet Prime Minister John Key for official talks.
Mr Key said it had been a long time since a US vice president had visited New Zealand, and he and Mr Biden were likely to discuss a wide range of topics.
David Icke in Sydney
on Jul 23, 2016 @ 2:50 AM
What was that explosion? A meteor, it turns out
Residents of a city in southern Argentina got a scare when a series of powerful explosions shook homes and buildings Wednesday, but the cause turned out to be a natural wonder: a meteor disintegrating overhead.
USA west coast incoming & miscellaneous.
The mystery of whether there is an undiscovered planet at the edge of our solar system is one that has gripped the imagination of astronomers since the start of this year.
Dubbed 'Planet Nine' by some, the world was predicted by two Caltech astronomers in January, based on the peculiar clustering of six previously known objects that orbit beyond Neptune.
Now more evidence has been published suggesting the hypothetical world is responsible for the strange orbits of these distant objects.
November 2016 images from professional astronomer.
Helium flux and brown dwarfs: https://youtu.be/JI2RdbvNPdM