Is our sun part of a binary star system?Submitted by DevinUp on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 23:30
I was debating between sticking this in the "weird stuff" category or the science and technology category, but I went with science and technology.
I'll start by putting this link here:
It is also worth noting that I am by no means an astronomer, physicist, or anything of the like. I was hoping that maybe some Daily Paul-ians had looked into this a bit and could comment.
The general idea seems to be that the precession of the equinox and the movement of constellations relative to the axis of the earth suggests either that the earth wobbles on its axis or that there is a second star that influences our own sun's movements. Clearly, we would see a second sun in the sky if it were that kind of star, but some people suggest that a brown dwarf star (quite common apparently) that has a large elliptical orbit would be difficult to detect if currently far away from the sun.
There's an entire theory about this dwarf star called the Nemesis theory. Part of is that the earth has experienced fairly regular cataclysmic extinction events on a consistent interval of 26 million years. The way that the two stars orbit each other might account for this as the brown dwarf travels through a large area of space debris that surrounds our solar system, pulling in a trail of comet type bodies with it, which then impact the various planets closer to the sun.
This may or may not have anything to do with Niburu or Wormwood ideas, but it is interesting that perhaps there is more out there in our solar system than we know about.
For example, Sedna definitely exists, a small planet-like body roughly 3 times further out from our sun than Pluto. It was discovered less than ten years ago. See this link for more info: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2004/16...