Readings — From the November 2012 issue

Fright of the Navigator

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From messages sent to NASA’s “Ask an Astrobiologist” Web page. David Morrison, who responds to the questions, has received more than 5,000 messages related to “Doomsday 2012” and the planet Nibiru, sometimes called Planet X, which some believe will collide with Earth on December 21, 2012. I have read your website about Nibiru not existing over and over again and yet I still worry. Sometimes I cry myself to sleep because so many people said they’ve seen it. I know the astronomers watch the sky every single night, but how do you know for sure that nothing is up there? …

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