Author and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson dismisses the popular internet doomsday theory that a “Planet X,” aka Nibiru, will return to our solar system in 2012 and fatally disrupt the Earth’s orbit — a claim Tyson describes as a “marvelous work of fiction.”
deGrasse Tyson is currently the Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History
This interview occurred on February 4, 2009. Not that science ever got in the way of crackpots, of which there seems to be no shortage here in the Us of A. This is going to be such a bummer for all those religious zealots who were looking forward to freaking their neurotic little children out so close to Christmas.
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