Is Planet X to blame for Earth’s mass extinctions?

Is Planet X to blame for Earth’s mass extinctions?
It's only fair to share...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on LinkedInDigg thisShare on TumblrShare on Reddit

UPI

Earlier this year, scientists at Caltech offered the most convincing evidence yet of a ninth planet, Planet X. Now, a retired astrophysicist suggests the hidden planet is responsible for Earth’s periodic mass extinctions — like the disappearance of the dinosaurs. In a new study published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Daniel Whitmire argues that an undiscovered ninth planet triggers disruptive comet showers every 27 million years. It’s not the first time Whitmire — now a math teacher at the University of Arkansas — has made such a claim in a major scientific journal. In 1985, he offered a similar explanation for mass …

Click here to read more…

Share this post