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Is Daniel P Whittier, right about Planet 9?

You've all heard about it by now.  How recently discovered Planet 9 visits the Kuiper belt  every 20,000 years and knocks astroids throughout the universe.   Daniel Whittier, a professor at the University of Louisiana, thinks so.  And who is he?  Well, judging from his shitty AOL type webpage , I don't think we have anything to worry about.  Still, it goes something like this in the NY Post:

Planet Nine — a new planet discovered at the edge of the solar system in January — has triggered comet showers that bomb the Earth’s surface, killing all life, says Daniel Whitmire, of the University of Louisiana.

The astrophysicist says the planet has a 20,000-year orbit around the sun and, at its closest to us, it knocks asteroids and comets toward Earth.

Fossil evidence has suggested most life on Earth is mysteriously wiped out every 26 million to 27 million years.


Daniel Whittier's Webpage:



I hope they invest more in their telescopes than they do their webpages. 


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