Top 10 Space Conspiracy Theories

5. Planet X

Our solar system has 9 planets (considering Pluto). Is it true? Or do we have another planet – 10th planet existing the solar system? Another theory filled with mystery exists and that is based on the existence of another planet known as planet X that is revolving around its orbit gradually coming closer to Earth.

This seems to be quite flimsy to believe because if I did exist it would have been very easily visible without the telescope and even if it wasn’t, it can’t be invisible to professional as well as the amateur astronomers who tend to star gaze as passion or hobby.

Planet X
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4. The USA 193 Spy Satellite

On Dec. 14, 2006, Vandenberg Air Force Base had launched a rocket which was part of the National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO) intelligence program. It carried a satellite known as USA 193 (spy satellite). By 2007 The Air Force came to know that the satellite had problem maintain its orbit and would soon crash on earth. By 2008 January they stated to shoot the satellite down as it contained hydrazine which is highly toxic and if it survived upon reentering the earth it might compact against the populated land.

On February 20th, 2008 the US struck a missile and shot down the satellite. Some believe it is not the full version of the real story and some believe it was to show the world that they had the capability to shoot a missile.

The USA 193 Spy Satellite
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In 2007 china shot down a weather satellite which caused the dissipation of debris in area where other satellites were present stating it as a test fire. In comparison US approach was to strike it down when it was low in enough to cause minimum harm to other satellites or was US government using USA 193 as a target in response to the china’s test fire? A few People may think so.  

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