Doomsday Theory Debunked Thanks To WISE

Doomsday Theory Debunked Thanks To WISE

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The WISE satellite has scanned the entire sky out to 10,000 Astronomical Units (Distance from Earth to the Sun) and has found no object larger than Saturn. The spacecraft measured infrared light in its search and discovered 3,525 stars and brown dwarfs within 500 light years of our Solar System. The WISE survey identified 750 million space objects including asteroids, stars and galaxies. Many of these previously unknown. But no evidence for ‘Planet X’ the binary star thought to cause extinction events as it passes near to Earth. We can rest easy for now.


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http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-075&rn=news.xml&rst=4073


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