Last month, a team from the University of Arizona has revealed the gravitational pull of a Mars-sized planet may be slightly altering the objects’ trajectory through space.
The orbit of the objects – known as Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) as they are in the circumstellar disc full of icy asteroids, comets and dwarf planets which encompasses the solar system – is off by a huge eight degrees.
Now, conspiracy theorists believe the new planet could actually be rogue, and heading inwards towards the sun.
In a video uploaded by popular YouTune channel SecureTeam10, the narrator says that the planet could be set to travel through the solar system, bringing with it all kinds of mayhem.
The narrator of the video says: “There is a core group of people out there that believe that there is a rogue planet that is going to make its way through the solar system, passing by Earth and causing complete devastation and panic and it is said that this does this every 50-100,000 years.”
As the object passes through the Kuiper Belt, its gravitational pull could cause asteroids and comets in there to be brought in with it – in the direction of Earth.
The narrator continues: “I would hate to have one of these objects passing through the middle of the solar system, because, well, I don’t think I have to tell you what would happen then.”
When the planet was discovered in June, Kat Volk, a postdoctoral fellow at University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) and the lead author, said: “The most likely explanation for our results is that there is some unseen mass.
“According to our calculations, something as massive as Mars would be needed to cause the warp that we measured.”