Planet X – Is there Scientific Evidence?
What if, though, as Sitchin suggested, the planet between Mars and Jupiter was not obliterated but rather pushed into a new orbit? We must not ignore that Ceres, a watery planetoid in the Asteroid Belt whose spectral characteristics suggest a composition similar to that of a carbonaceous chondrite, match with Sitchin's Tiamat (or Earth if you prefer). Vesta, on the other hand, a water-poor achondridic asteroid, not only has a completely different composition from Ceres, but is believed to be a planetoid associated with several other smaller objects in the solar system, including most near-Earth asteroids.
Is it possible that Vesta, and most V-type near-Earth debris, could be remnants from the colliding planet that ultimately pushed the fractured Tiamat in its new orbit, as Sitchin suggested? Perhaps, time—and space—will tell!
Christos A. Djonis is the author of the book "Uchronia? - Atlantis Revealed"
Featured image: Artist’s depiction of a mysterious Ninth Planet. (CC BY-SA 4.0)