# ZetaTalk: Orbit Perturbations Note: written during the 2001 sci.astro debates. Planet X and the 12th Planet are one and the same.

To understand why planets in orbit around a sun hold the positions they do, humans must imagine factors they are not yet aware of, but can infer from the behavior of these planets - for instance, the orbital plane.

• The orbital plane has planets slinging out from the middle of a rotating sun, as the rings of Saturn do around its middle, because of a flow that is slung out from the rotating body that thence returns into the rotating body at the poles. The planets in the orbital plane slung out from the middle of the sun are thus held away by this sling.
• Planets do not flow with the sling round to the poles of the sun, because this would involve a trip too far away from the sun, a gravitational giant, before the trip back. The gravitational draw here can be envisioned as a string from the center of the sun to the planet.
• Planets move, in concert, in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction around a sun due to sweeping arms that reach out from the core of the rotating sun, brushing the planets before them. These sweeping arms can be envisioned as the spokes of a wheel.
• Planets stay in the orbital plane and do not drift to either side because of what we will refer to as eddy currents. The sling out is not solely at the waist of the rotating sun but slings out at a diminishing rate on either side, but the rate outward is greater at the waist. Thus, when the material being slung out from the middle of the rotating sun tries to escape to the sides, it is caught and pulled back by the slower pace of the material at the sides, creating a circular eddy current that returns it to the waist of the rotating sun. This eddy current can be envisioned as flotsam on a river and the manner in which this gets drawn into the center of the river, where the fastest flow occurs.
• Planets find their niche in all this based on more than gravity or magnetism factors, as there are thousands of forces that affect the placement of bodies free to move about in space. The entry of a new planet into the orbital plane would results in a bumping outward or compressing inward of existing planets as this new planet encountered the others during their journeys around the sun, until no further adjustments were required and an equilibrium was established.

Now in this drama, place Planet X, inbound and making a fast passage through the solar system. It is first affected by the eddy currents, which are in greater turmoil at a distance from the sun where the sling outward is reduced and the eddy currents thus creating wider circles. This causes Planet X to draw up into the orbital plane early in its approach. It is then caught in the sweeping arms, going with them in a counterclockwise manner until coming closer and picking up speed it finds the arm sweep faster and stronger such that it is bumped back during the arm passage, essentially skipping over the arm. This causes Planet X to assumes a retrograde motion during its approach. It then encounters an increasingly strong flow of the material slinging out from the waist of the sun, while at the same time being drawn increasingly by the sun’s gravitational field. This causes Planet X to drop below the ecliptic, to escape the outward sling of this material. Finally, when the point of passage arrives, Planet X is zipping through the solar system at a 32 degree angle from the ecliptic, traversing the solar system in 3 short months [Note: see 2003 Date explanation]. In this passage, it is the lessor influence on the planets in the solar system, who are listening the sun’s influence almost entirely during their orbits. Planet X is a bully, elbowing his way through a crowd, but affecting only those unfortunate to be in his way or close enough to feel, directly or indirectly, the shoving and pushing.