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By Thomas O’Toole, Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, December 30, 1983 ; Page A1

A heavenly body possibly as large as
the giant planet Jupiter and possibly so close to Earth that it would be part of
this solar system has been found in the direction of the constellation Orion by
an orbiting telescope aboard the U.S. infrared astronomical satellite.

So mysterious is the object that astronomers do not
know if it is a planet, a
giant comet, a nearby “protostar” that never got hot enough to become a
star, a distant galaxy so young that it is still in the process of
forming its first stars or a galaxy so shrouded in dust that none of the light
cast by its stars ever gets through.

“All I can tell you is that we
don’t know what it is,” Dr. Gerry Neugebauer, IRAS chief scientist
for California’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and director of the Palomar
Observatory for the California Institute of Technology, said in an interview.

The most fascinating explanation of this mystery
body, which is so cold it casts no light and has never been seen by optical
telescopes on Earth or in space, is that it is a giant gaseous planet as large
as Jupiter and as close to Earth as 50 billion
miles. While that may seem like a great distance in earthbound terms,
it is a stone’s throw in cosmological terms, so close in fact that it would be
the nearest heavenly body to Earth beyond the outermost planet Pluto.

“If it is really that close, it would be a part of
our solar system,” said Dr. James Houck of Cornell University’s Center for Radio
Physics and Space Research and a member of the IRAS science team. “If it is that
close, I don’t know how the world’s planetary scientists would even begin to
classify it.”

The mystery body was seen
twice by the infrared satellite as it scanned the northern sky from last January to
November, when the satellite ran out of the supercold helium that
allowed its telescope to see the coldest bodies in the heavens. The second
observation took place six months after the first and
suggested the mystery body had not moved from its spot in the sky near the
western edge of the constellation Orion in that time.

“This suggests it’s not a comet because a comet would
not be as large as the one we’ve observed and a comet would probably have
moved,” Houck said. “A planet may have moved if it were
as close as 50 billion miles but it could still be a more distant planet and not
have moved in six months time.”

Whatever it is, Houck said,
the mystery body is so cold its temperature is no more than 40 degrees above
“absolute” zero, which is 456 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. The
telescope aboard IRAS is cooled so low and is so sensitive it can “see” objects
in the heavens that are only 20 degrees above absolute zero.

When IRAS scientists first saw the
mystery body and calculated that it could be as close as 50 billion miles, there
was some speculation that it might be moving toward Earth.

“It’s not incoming mail,” Cal Tech’s Neugebauer said.
“I want to douse that idea with as much cold water as I can.”

Then, what is it? What if it is as large as Jupiter
and so close to the sun it would be part of the solar system? Conceivably, it
could be the 10th planet astronomers have searched for in vain. It also might be a Jupiter-like star that started out to become
a star eons ago but never got hot enough like the sun to become a star.

While they cannot disprove that notion, Neugebauer
and Houck are so bedeviled by it that they do not want to accept it. Neugebauer
and Houck “hope” the mystery body is a distant galaxy either so young that its
stars have not begun to shine or so surrounded by dust that its starlight cannot
penetrate the shroud.

“I believe it’s one of these dark, young galaxies
that we have never been able to observe before,” Neugebauer said.

“If it is, then it is a major step forward in our
understanding of the size of the universe, how the universe formed and how it
continues to form as time goes on.”

The next step in pinpointing what the mystery body
is, Neuegebauer said, is to search for it with the world’s largest optical
telescopes. Already, the 100-inch diameter telescope at Cerro del Tololo in
Chile has begun its search and the 200-inch telescope at Palomar Mountain in
California has earmarked several nights next year to look for it. If the body is
close enough and emits even a hint of light, the Palomar telescope should find
it since the infrared satellite has pinpointed its position.

Beyond 2012: Catastrophe or Awakening?

A Complete Guide to End-Of-Time Predictions

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Beyond 2012: Catastrophe or Awakening? by Stray, Geoff, Jenkins, John Major, 9781591430971

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An illustrated, encyclopedic overview of the prophecies, calendars, and theories that indicate the year 2012 is a threshold of great change for humanity – Looks at the scientific and anthropological evidence for the rare galactic alignment due to occur in December 2012 – Sifts through the catastrophic theories to show what we might really expect in 2012 In December of 2012 the Mayan Calendar’s Great Cycle will come to an end. Opinion remains divided as to whether apocalyptic scenarios of worldwide destruction or utopian visions of a spiritually renewed humanity will prevail after this key date has passed. What is certain, however, is that a rare galactic alignment will occur, one so unique that it is found at the core of many wisdom traditions from around the globe. Geoff Stray has been collecting the vast amounts of data relating to the 2012 phenomena since 1982. Far from confining his research to the Maya, who provide the most prominent predictions indicating this date will herald significant changes for humanity, he has studied the prophetic traditions of other cultures–including the Tibetan, Chinese, Jewish, Ethiopian, and tribal cultures from around the globe–to show the kind of convergence of cosmic purposes happening along a number of parallel tracks. This book offers an extensive study of many modern theories, including Terence McKenna’s timewave zero and Maurice Cotterell’s sunspot research as well as anomalous phenomena such as near death experiences and crop circles. Sifting through all the scientific research and speculation that the year 2012 has inspired, Geoff Stray provides an encyclopedic look at what we might really expect on this pivotal date.


I choose to look at the world ending 2012 hype from a scientific point of view as I search and read information on the subject. There are lots of differing explanations regarding the various galactic alignments and their significance. There are many religious viewpoints, predictions, and prophecies that are swirling around the topic, any of which I do not wish to challenge as people have the right to think and decide for themselves, and who am I to say one way or the other…

Looking at the physics of what will be happening during the 2012 time period is curious in that it does present some interesting galactic alignments and perhaps some plausible arguments that things could get interesting, or maybe not.


All galaxies are flat and circular, apparently with very few exceptions. Much of the scientific community apparently believes that the energy source which drives the rotation and shape of each galaxy consists of a “supermassive” black hole which exists in the center. The black hole spins at an incredibly high rate because of its incredible mass, and as it rotates it captures and accelerates debris and forces it all into a swirling disk around it forming the black hole’s “equator”.

I have read some suggestions that the galaxy’s equatorial plane at its very center,  consists of a projected gravity plane and therefore will influence objects that pass through it in a particular way (In other words, objects passing through it will be uniquely affected). However a black hole apparently projects a spherical gravitational field, really no different from other objects, with no one plane exhibiting more force than another. This is one of the arguments.

Our galaxy’s galactic plane is easily seen at night away from city lights, and viewed as a dark band slicing lengthwise through the center of the Milky Way itself, although somewhat irregular in appearance. This dark band at the center of the galactic (equatorial) plane is thought to be filled with dust and mass.

Our solar system moves up through the galactic plane and then back down through the galactic plane in reoccurring cycles through time. In fact ancient civilizations like the Mayans evidently based their calendars on this cycle and called the time when we appear to pass through the galactic equinox to be the end of each age. Some believe this brings worldwide devastation while the Earth is sitting on what they call “the dark rift”. There is also some controversy regarding the cycle time of the solar system passing in and out through the galactic plane, and there are some that say we aren’t even close to doing so. I personally haven’t sorted out all of the angles myself yet, so I’m not suggesting either way at the moment.

The implications of the Earth passing through the galactic plane and its controversial gravitational influence is speculative, although ancients have described periods of devastation. My instinct tells me that the strength of this gravitational influence would be very small considering the vast distances involved, but I always try and keep an open mind while gathering more facts.


One might think that the earth-changes that we may be experiencing at the present time are the beginnings of the influences of the very thin band of forces produced along the equatorial plane projected out from the black hole in the center of our galaxy. The band is so thin and concentrated (relatively compared to the massive size of the galaxy itself), that it may only take one or maybe two years to transit through the dense region (I have also read reports of lesser time to transit through – months, rather than a year or two).

If we are truly about to pass through the dense portion of the galactic plane, we conceivably could experience the effects of earth stresses, assuming that the galactic plane forces are strong enough. In addition, our Sun will also be experiencing whatever influence that the plane will have on it. Not only that, but it will coincide with the sunspot cycle which will also be peaking in the approximate 2012 time frame. There may be the potential for extra powerful solar phenomenon including solar flares and filament eruptions.

We are presently experiencing a much higher than average number of earthquakes in several earthquake-magnitude categories, given the same amount of time averaged over the last 10 years or even the last 110 years. The tectonic plates, a thin crustal layer floating on top of an ooze of hot molten rock, are moving and shifting, causing earthquakes and volcanic activity. This is nothing new, however an increase in activity is logically caused by something… or maybe anomalous.

The Earth’s spinning core of molten iron creates our magnetic field and pole, which is now drifting out of position faster and faster. Again, this phenomenon is nothing new, however something is happening now which is speeding up the process. Pole shifts have happened in the past, and will happen again. It is somewhat unclear how fast it can occur and to what extent it will cause disruption.


If the “dark rift”, or the galactic dark band that we are apparently approaching truly contains dust, debris, and objects caught up by the swirling gravitational influence of the galaxy’s central black hole, then we may experience the risk of collisions with such objects, if in fact we transit through debris rather than just the theoretical plane itself. Most of us know that an asteroid, if large enough (several miles wide), has the potential to wipe us out all together. We have managed to map a lot of the larger asteroids within our own solar system, but we have no idea what we will run into if we begin to pass through the galactic plane of our galaxy. Personally, at this moment I believe the biggest 2012 risk is the increased chances of asteroid impact as we traverse through the dark rift debris field.

Having said all that, I am not a scientist or astronomer, simply an Engineer by trade with a curiosity of natural occurring events such as these. These are only my observations or opinions of the moment. No doubt I will be posting on this topic again as I put more of the galactic pieces together…

There are a ton of websites with all sorts of information on the subject, many of which are probably hype while others seem to point out possible truths. Make up your own mind about it, or simply keep an open mind.

If it turns out that we are not actually about to pass through the dark band (dust and debris), or the galactic plane itself, or if the gravitational influence of the galactic plane is not a concentrated energy source as some predict, then good… there are enough other potential disaster scenarios to worry about to keep one’s preparedness plans up to date.

If nothing ‘bad’ happens, I will be thrilled. On the other hand my survival preparedness tendencies will continue to keep me ready as I am able for whatever may come my way.



Has anybody else noticed unusual chemtrail activity recently? Being that much of the radiation from Monday’s solar flare was set to impact the Earth today, those who believe that chemtrails have something to do with Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering hopefully were looking to the sky. I would imagine that today would be perfect to spray substances which would reflect the large amounts of heat and radiation currently bombarding the planet. Surely enough upon glancing up above my university in upstate NY, I witnessed an unusual amount of chemtrails filling the skies.

I attempted to record them, however the scene was filmed with a cellphone camera so please pardon the quality and length. Additionally, I had only planned on showing friends the video. However, after receiving a call from a contact in Long Island, NY, who reported similar activity, I believe it is important that share my experience as it may have national or even global implications.

Have you witnessed chemtrail activity today, especially in excessive or unusual patterns? If so please share. Only together can we gather the clues necessary to solve this mystery.

For more information, an interesting piece from DC Bureau on GeoEngineering is at InfoWars.


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