A NASA scientist is pushing back against claims that Earth will one day be destroyed by a planet some call “Nibiru” or “Planet X.”
David Morrison, senior scientist at NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, said that there is absolutely no evidence that Planet X exists, pushing back against claims of an impending armageddon scenario.
“You’re asking me for a logical explanation of a totally illogical idea,” Morrison said during a SETI Institute podcast, according to The Christian Post. “There is no such planet, there never has been, and presumably there never will be, but it keeps popping up over and over.”
Morrison said, though, that he keeps receiving phone calls and questions about Nibiru despite his pushback— and that it is incredibly baffling, as the speculation has gone on for years.
As Faithwire previously reported, NASA has also covered the Planed X debacle on its website. Most recently, the planet was mentioned as possibly having some sort of end times involvement in prophetic events that never came to pass in September, October — and now November.
“The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth,” NASA noted back in 2012. “This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 – hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012.”
Then, the topic made international headlines this fall when a man named David Meade claimed Sept. 23 or Oct. 15 would either be prophetic or be “the beginning of the world’s destruction,” as The Washington Post reported.
Meade, author of the book, “Planet X – The 2017 Arrival,” said on his website that Oct. 15 would be the start of the biblical tribulation period, a 7-year period that many Christians believe will precede the end of the world.
Hear what Morrison had to say about all of this here.