A respected astronomer sensationally suggested NASA has been covering up the existence of a second sun in our solar system and the fabled Nibiru planet, during a live broadcast.
Conspiracy theory websites have gone into overload following comments made by seasoned astronomer Paul Cox during a live broadcast of Mercury transiting the sun.
Mr Cox, a presenter for the respected online Slooh Telescope channel, which broadcasts live shows to coincide with significant astronomical events, made the comments as Mercury was filmed as a tiny dot passing over the surface of our sun.
Nibiru, or Planet X, is an alleged huge planet with a vast orbit, that conspiracy theorists claim will one day pass so close to Earth that its gravitational pull could break havoc on our planet, triggering earthquakes and other catastrophic events.
Believers of the conspiracy claimed they were right earlier this year after NASA announced there was a new planet, nine times the size of Earth, lurking at the edge of our solar system.
Now, Mr Cox’s remarks have added to the belief it is real.
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