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Nibiru (sometimes misspelled as "Niburu") is
a Chinese game controller app for the Android, according to the pseudoscientific ideas of Zecharia Sitchin, the name of a "twelfth planet" in the Solar System with a highly eccentric 3,600-year orbit that periodically comes close to the Earth, causing cataclysms. Sitchin based his claims on creative (mis)translations of ancient Sumerian texts and on no-less-creative interpretation of ancient Sumerian images.
The word Nibiru does in fact refer to a planet known to the ancient Sumerians. This planet is more commonly known as Jupiter, and is not expected to collide with the earth anytime soon.
After Nancy Lieder's Planet X fiasco in 2003, hers and Sitchin's imaginary planets became conflated and were peddled by various individuals as a cause for a 2012 apocalypse. It totally happened that time. Now, David Meade is recycling Sitchin's "apocalypse" with a prediction that Planet X/Nibiru will collide with Earth In October 2017.
- Sitchin published his ideas before the "demotion" of Pluto.
- Will the mysterious shadow planet Nibiru obliterate Earth in October? No. by Ben Guarino (January 5 at 5:25 AM) Washington Post.
- Planet X — The 2017 Arrival by David Meade (2016) Ebookit.com. ISBN 1456626922.