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ZetaTalk: Beneath the Dust
written Feb 4, 2005

How do the inhabitants of the Planet X deal with the heat from the Sun, considering how close it comes to it and how long it stays between the Earth and the Sun? Would not the temperature be to great too allow the continuation of life on that planet?

We have mentioned the degree to which Planet X is shrouded by a close hugging dust cloud, such that is only dimly visible from Earth as it stands between the Earth and Sun, reflecting most of the sunlight that strikes it directly back toward the Sun. From the Earth, this planet, only about 4 times the size of Venus in man’s view at its current distance, appears to be a dull gray fuzz ball, a slight shadow in the Sun’s glare, and thus visible to man only under certain circumstances such as the backlit view from SWAN. The dust cloud is charged and thus like tiny particles held suspended in the air by static electricity, it perpetually cloaks Planet X, not escaping nor drifting down through the atmosphere into the great seas of that large water planet. We have mentioned that the inhabitants of Planet X, giant hominoids who would loom at least a full head taller than man’s basketball teams and are stocky and well muscled, deal with anxiety during the passage, as they not only zoom rapidly toward the Sun before the brakes are put on by the gravity Repulsion Force but also spend an uncomfortable amount of time close to the heat of the Sun. Why would their world not fry, and sizzle, like Mercury and Venus?

Is there not a temperature difference between cloudy vs sunny days? Cloud cover on Earth, here just a matter of some skimpy water vapor, makes a difference. In discussing the outcome of a potential nuclear war, the concept of a nuclear winter emerged, where the dust from the explosions would shroud the Earth for decades, killing all life on Earth from lack of sunlight and the resultant cold. And what about the hypothesis of why the dinosaurs became extinct, a hypothesis we disagree with but nevertheless man’s current favorite, that a large meteor striking Earth and the resultant volcanic dust reducing the vegetation these massive herbivores required? The concept of dust preventing sunlight, and to some extent the heat from a sun, from reaching a planet is not foreign to man. This dust cloud likewise prevents the heat and light from Planet X, which as a smoldering brown dwarf it generates, from escaping when it is out in cold space afar from the Sun. Indeed, there is a temperature rise during its passage of the Sun, which takes some centuries to dissipate until its normal equilibrium is re-established. But as this planet has much less land surface, and deeper oceans, it has a natural heat sink in its oceans. The hominoids there do not see the stars, as do Earthlings. To see where their planet is heading, or where it currently is located, they must send aloft probes, and these well aloft to escape the fog of dust that only gradually dissipates as distance from this giant magnet planet is attained.