Talk:Planet X

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The sky is falling[edit]

According to this [1]. (talk) 22:33, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Recent Planet X hype[edit]

Anyone want to expand this article with the recent major Planet X hype? Bubba41102The place where you can scream at me 13:58, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

This should really be merged with Niburu[edit]

They're never treated as separate by cranks, afaik. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 04:20, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Except now there's a real candidate planet X. ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 04:53, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
So we merge and add a hanote: not to be confused with the real candidate Planet X. I mean, come on, Planet X is an established crank term at this point. We're not encyclopedic, we cover crankery. S'fine. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 04:55, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
As long as I don't have to do the difficult work of making the combined article then. ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 04:59, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
No, I'll prolly be the one to mash'em together like two action figures simulating coitus... Reverend Black Percy (talk) 05:08, 10 February 2017 (UTC)


RW sets up a crowd sourcing fund to name two Oort Cloud entities 'Planet X' and 'Nibiru'. The cranks thus have the (solar) wind taken out of their collective sails. (talk) 21:54, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

I would be surprised if that hasn't already been done, to be honest. XD Though probably more for asteroids or Kuiper Belt Objects, since I don't think we have many examples of actual Oort Cloud things yet. -- Onychoprion (talk) 21:57, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Doesn't appear to be so - get eg [2] and [3] (The 'Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies' is more legitimate than either of these.)
Perhaps the idea could be suggested to NASA/the International Astronomical Union (who would be the most relevant authorities).
I doubt cranks would like to see that Nibiru is just a tiny block of ice with the size of a very large city, but it would be hilarious--Panzerfaust (talk) 22:03, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
Long live Nibiru McPlanetXface! (talk) 21:41, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
The relevant links are [4]/[5]. How often are 'a major international body' and Rationalwiki in total alignment? Anna Livia (talk) 15:44, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

The real story[edit]

... can be found here. (Slightly more plausible than many such claims.) (talk) 16:45, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Another planetary hype magnet[edit]

Can be found here. Anna Livia (talk) 20:23, 5 August 2018 (UTC) Perhaps there could be a little (funspace) list:

Will add Ultima Thule [6] to the above.

Perhaps there could be 'a little list' of all actually existing things which are not Planet X, including 'Oumuamua and the Voyagers and the heliopause [7], to keep track of such possible subjects of claims. Anna Livia (talk) 23:48, 30 December 2018 (UTC)