The Sun’s Dark Fraternal Twin?

January 28, 2013


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Andy Lloyd is an author and amateur astronomer who has maintained “The Dark Star” website since 2001. The concept of the “dark star” is derived from the possibility that our Sun is part of a binary star system. This notion should not be dismissed out of hand as crazy. Intense research into the nature of binary star systems since the late 1980s and early 1990s has brought most astronomers of today to share the viewpoint that the vast majority of solar systems in the universe are binary systems–in other words, they include two stars, not just one.


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Lloyd believes that the solar system of planet Earth is, indeed, a binary star system. He also believes that the Sun’s binary “twin” is a dark star like the one mentioned in ancient mythological and modern day esoteric religious writings across human culture–and which the ancients may have also called a “planet X”.

Lloyd also theorizes, based upon the research of certain writers and thinkers foremostly including the late Zechariah Sitchin, that this planet X was the ancient Sumerians’ Nibiru (“planet of the crossing”). The Sumerians told us that their gods and goddesses who created and taught them all knowledge, the Anunnaki, came from Nibiru. Lloyd theorizes that they were far from imaginary, and were real humanoid beings of muscle and blood just as we humans, their hybrid children, are, except possessing science, technology, and culture mostly beyond the realm of human understanding (and deliberately kept that way, too).

Lloyd has assembled and continues to expand a vast collection of data and writings at his website and together these things have led him to conclude that this dark star is a possibility, even a probability, if it is what modern astronomers call a “brown dwarf” star. A brown dwarf star is “dark”, it is small enough to be mistaken for a planet, and even with its lesser light, heat, and energy it could support life on small planets or moons orbiting closely enough around it. Lloyd believes that this brown dwarf star, or one of its life-supporting satellites, is the real Nibiru of the Sumerians and may also be confused today with the modern “Nemesis” star which is supposed to visit death and destruction upon the Earth when it passes closely enough to the Sun.

One of the important qualities of Nibiru is that it would have to have an eccentric orbit. That is, its orbit around the Sun would need to be extraordinarily long. In fact, it would need to be approximately 3,600 Earth years long (so that one year there would be approximately 3,600 years here). And of course, another quality is that the brown dwarf would need to be able to produce life-giving heat and light.

Recently at the time of this writing Lloyd has posted a photograph to his ever-growing website, a photograph taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, of “the planet Fomalhaut b [which from observations] astronomers calculated…is in a 2,000-year-long, highly elliptical orbit.”


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Lloyd sees this as bolstering his theory because It shows that the Fomalhaut and Vega solar systems also have inner and outer asteroid belts just as our own solar system does. Why is this important? Because it’s evidence that eccentric orbits for planets may not be “weird” just as the forming of asteroid belts may be common.

Lloyd has also gotten excited over NASA scientists speculating about what photosynthesis would be like on darker alien planets (which is important given a brown dwarf star’s “dark” light). Rob Gutro of the Goddard Space Flight Center has said “Each planet will have different dominant colors for photosynthesis, based on the planet’s atmosphere where the most light reaches the planet’s surface. The dominant photosynthesis might even be in the infrared.”

It has even become accepted by astronomers in recent times that planets can form in the dust clouds of…yes, brown dwarf stars.


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Luca Ricci of the California Institute of Technology in the United States, who led a team of US, European, and Chile astronomers, said “We were completely surprised to find millimetre-sized grains in this thin little disc. Solid grains of that size shouldn’t be able to form in the cold outer regions of a disc around a brown dwarf, but it appears that they do. We can’t be sure if a whole rocky planet could develop there, or already has, but we’re seeing the first steps, so we’re going to have to change our assumptions about conditions required for solids to grow.”

If the brown dwarf “planet X” does exist, why isn’t it common knowledge among astronomers and the public today? Perhaps even scientists can’t see what they don’t desire to see. Or perhaps they just haven’t thought about it or looked for it in the right way. Let’s keep our eyes open and fixed on the stars.

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