Messages From Enki: Humanity's Father 

Nibiru: The Solution
by Andy Lloyd
  Nibiru: La Solución

Atmosphere shedding from a red cometFor years I have puzzled over the many anomalous and often intractable problems presented by Zecharia Sitchin's Nibiru.  A planet that behaves like a comet did not seem to me likely to support life forms similar, if not identical, to us.  In 1999 I proposed that the only way that sufficient warmth could be generated among the comets would be if such life existed on a planet orbiting a Dark Star that was itself orbiting the Sun. 

For various reasons I suggested that the Dark Star was itself Nibiru, passing directly through the planetary solar system during perihelion with its own retinue of planets.  This was a bold claim, given the size of the brown dwarf required.

But I now realise that I was wrong, for a number of technical reasons.

I remain absolutely convinced that the Dark Star exists, and that it is a binary 'star' orbiting the Sun that approaches the planetary zone of the Sun every several thousand years.  But I now believe that this Dark Star is not itself Nibiru.  It is simply Nibiru's own parent 'star'.

Orbit of the binary Dark StarThe solution I am proposing on this page brings me back towards Zecharia Sitchin's own previous work.  I still add the Dark Star system to his paradigm, and I still require life to exist on a planet/moon closely orbiting that brown dwarf which I have written so much about.  But neither the Dark Star nor the Homeworld are ever seen from Earth.

Their closest approach is way beyond Pluto, through the so-called Kuiper Gap, in the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune.  The planet that is seen is Nibiru; the OUTERMOST planet of the Dark Star system.  And apart from it being unable to maintain life, Nibiru is essentially how Sitchin describes it; a reddish terrestrial planet that brightens with a cometary aura when moving amongst our Sun's family of familiar planets.

However, Nibiru is also inextricably linked to the Dark Star and, furthermore, DOES NOT APPEAR TO ORBIT THE SUN when viewed from Earth!

This is a remarkably bizarre claim, I know.  But it is part of the problem posed by Sitchin's Nibiru.  Indeed, it was the primary objection levelled at me by Dr John Murray, the English astronomer who wrote a paper providing indirect evidence of a brown dwarf orbiting the Sun.  He looked at the set of constellations that Nibiru passed through at perihelion and stated frankly that the body was simply not orbiting the Sun, therefore Sitchin's theory was wrong.  At the time I put this down to possible misinterpretation of ancient texts.  Now I realise that this anomaly was actually part of the puzzle...Sitchin's whacky orbit was right all along!

The 3-Body Solution

The solution I am proposing neatly answers a number of other problems.  In fact, everything seem to fall in to place beautifully. To help me explain the rather complex issues underlying this solution, I have created some detailed diagrams, the first of which shows how Nibiru is seen to enter the planetary solar system moving backwards through the sky (the so-called 'retrograde motion of Nibiru):

The 3-planet solution

This diagram needs a little explanation.  Bottom left is the planetary solar system out as far as Neptune and Pluto.  In the centre of the diagram is the binary Dark Star system which moves around the Sun in a large ellipse taking thousands of years.  It has reached 'perihelion' in the diagram, being at its closest point to the Sun.  Nevertheless, it is still over twice the distance from the Sun as Neptune. 

This distance corresponds to the Kuiper Gap, an area in the comet belt beyond Neptune that is clear of bodies.  So, the Dark Star is about 70-80 Astronomical Units away from the Sun at perihelion.  It is too distant to be seen from Earth.

The Dark Star orbits the Sun in a similar way to the other planets; pro-grade.  I now believe that it has always orbited the Sun, having emerged from the Sun's birth cluster as a binary.

This removes the difficulty posed by a 'capture' scenario, which is statistically unlikely, although not impossible.  The pro-grade orbit is also in keeping with the discovery of Sedna, which also has a pro-grade orbit.  I strongly suspect that there is a relationship between the orbits of Sedna and the Dark Star; probably taking the form of a resonant orbit.  Indeed, the movement of a brown dwarf through the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt at perihelion would explain many the apparent anomalies of the bodies found in its scattered disc.  It makes sense of the science.

There are seven planets in the binary Dark Star system according to the myth.  I suggest that one of the inner planets is a habitable world similar to Earth.  It is warmed by its proximity to the brown dwarf, and is bathed in its very dim, reddish light.  The planets orbit the dark star in a pro-grade movement, in keeping with the initial formation of the binary star system 4.6 billion years ago.  They also orbit the Dark Star in much less time than it takes for it to transit perihelion around the Sun.  Even the outermost planet shown, which is seen cutting through the outer planetary solar system, is moving faster than the Dark Star. The result is that, although the Dark Star and its outermost planet are actually moving pro-grade, from the point of view of an observer on Earth the outermost planet is seen to move retrograde across the sky.  This explains a long-standing anomaly. 

Nibiru's strange perihelion passageThat outermost planet is Nibiru.  It is seen from Earth as a planetary comet.  I think it unlikely that it comes as close to us as the inner solar system; it would be perturbed by the Sun's gravity. But it would be visible even beyond Jupiter because of the shedding of some of its volatile surface ices; it would act as a massive comet even at a tremendous distance from the Sun.

Its perihelion distance will vary over different passages as its own orbit around the Dark Star coincides with the perihelion passage of the system as a whole (so my view here is necessarily 'ball-park').  On occasion there will be an exact juxtaposition between its own perihelion and that of the Dark Star, along a line of sight from the Sun.  Other times it will be on the other side of the Dark Star during the binary perihelion.  So the timing of Nibiru will necessarily vary, as will its sky position and relative brilliance.  Perhaps this is why there are so many unknowns about the transitory appearance of this body.

Another important detail is the fact that Nibiru is not seen to swing around the Sun.  It seems to come towards the Sun and then quickly recedes without traversing a large portion of the sky.  This explains the weird set of constellations moved through (which probably vary between different transits anyway), and also the short period of time that Nibiru can be seen. 

Even though the Dark Star may take literally hundreds of years to traverse perihelion, the time that Nibiru is observable from Earth is likely to be short; perhaps a matter of weeks or months.  I suppose it's possible that there may even be more than one visible transit during a total binary perihelion.  Either way, this scenario opens up a number of new possibilities.

Planet orbiting BD1207 at some distanceThe idea that one of the Dark Star's planets is our 'Planet X' has been suggested to me by a couple of people before, most notably Rajasun.  At the time I was mildly sceptical because it seemed unlikely to me that a small brown dwarf would be able to maintain a planetary system at such a distance; I am suggesting here that Nibiru may be orbiting at about 60AU from the Dark Star (and this may vary as well if its own orbit is elliptical around the binary parent).  But a recent precedent was discovered in the form of a large planet imaged at a similar distance from a free-floating brown dwarf known to astronomers as '1207'.  The Hubble image here shows the planet (in pink) near to the parent 'star' (centre).  So it's not difficult to extrapolate a similar situation for our binary Dark Star, with Nibiru as the accompanying planet.

The '12th' Planet

This finding has turned my thinking around.  It presents us with the potential for a 3-body solution to the orbital configuration.  Also, instead of one Planet X body we now essentially have 3 notables; the Dark Star and two major planets orbiting it (the other 5 appear to be minor bodies).  Those two notables are Nibiru at ~60AU distance and the Homeworld much closer to the Dark Star itself.  Add these bodies to the 9 known planets to the solar system brings us to 12 planets, which seems closer to the Sumerian 12th Planet scenario than Sitchin himself!

This image shows the solar system according to my binary Dark Star scenario: (from left to right) The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, the binary Dark Star, the Homeworld, and Nibiru.

The 'Ferry'

Other aspects of the myth surrounding Nibiru become more understandable with this hypothesis. In their classic book ‘Hamlet’s Mill’, Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechen explored the mysterious nature of ‘Nibiru’ in 1969, and showed that, at that time, no scholarly theory adequately explained its celestial nature.  Not much has changed since then, except Sitchin's books of course.  Here's what Santillana and von Dechen had to say about what the name Nibiru actually means:

“The plain meaning of “nibiru” is “ferry, ferryman, ford” – “mikis nibiri” is the toll one has to pay for crossing the river – from eberu “to cross”."

Nibiru, the 'Ferry'The 'Planet of the Crossing' is thus a ferry of sorts.  This has made little sense up until now because the implication is that Nibiru takes travellers onto another place.  That place was never defined by Sitchin who insisted that Nibiru was the homeworld of the Anunnaki itself.  Yet, with our new insight the meaning behind the name 'ferry' becomes crystal clear.

The transit of the Dark Star around the Sun at perihelion is still a very remote event.  At its closest the Dark Star is still twice as far away as Pluto.  To rendezvous with the Dark Star would take many years of space travel with the risk of missing an object too remote to observe. 

Yet Nibiru acts as an intermediary.  It swoops into the planetary Solar System and then returns to the comet clouds.  It would provide space travellers with the ideal stepping stone to the Dark Star.  It literally acts as a ferry.

There may be other symbolic overtones to this.  If the Anunnaki are physical gods, then their Homeworld is mythological Heaven.  It is very similar to Earth ('as in Heaven, so on Earth', 'As Above, so Below' etc).  The myth of the Ferryman coming to collect the dead to take them to the Underworld could have new meaning in the light of this new hypothesis.

Angle to the Ecliptic

Another vexing issue with Sitchin's model is the fact that Nibiru is said to move through the heavens at a 30 degree angle to the ecliptic, nearly twice that of Pluto.  Yet, a sizeable planet moving through the planetary Solar System at such an extreme angle to the plane of the other planets would cause chaos over time to their orbits.  This is called the Kozai effect, which has become a huge headache for me in recent years.  Again, this new hypothesis allows us to circumvent this problem in that the Dark Star does not actually move through the planetary solar system at all.  However, Nibiru, its outlying planet, does, and Sitchin seems reasonably clear about its angle of inclination from the texts he has studied.  How do we explain this?

Nibiru's angle of inclination

It seems likely that the inner planets of each of the binary stars (the Sun and Dark Star) should be as they were created; relatively flat to the plane of the initial proto-planetary disc.  Billions of years of interaction between the peripheries of these estranged systems, however, will have lead to chaos and perturbation among some of their outer planets. In the Sun's case Pluto is clearly perturbed, as are many of the bodies recently discovered beyond it.  So it seems likely that Nibiru is similarly affected, along with any of the Dark Star's own retinue of comets in its locale.

This means that Nibiru's visible arc across the sky could very well be seen to transit a relatively steep inclination, reflecting this angle to the ecliptic.  Yet, the binary Dark Star may still move along a path more in keeping with the Sun's other planets.  The upshot of this is that we can predict little about the Dark Star's location from the reported transit of Nibiru.  This has always been my gut-feeling anyway.  I tend to think that the Dark Star lies close to the ecliptic, and still favour the area around Sagittarius as its current location (near to aphelion).  This is because the actual 'line-of-sight' perihelion is the Duat region, around Sirius and Orion.  Sagittarius is opposite this region on the ecliptic.

But this is only my opinion. Others differ.  If my hypothesis here is correct then detailed efforts to deduce the whereabouts of the Sun's binary companion and its own system of planets are almost bound to fail.  There are simply too many complicating factors at play.

This new hypothesis is exciting and elegant.  It means a complete re-write for me, of course, but that's the nature of progress.  This is an evolving study, rather like science itself one might say.


© Andy Lloyd 18th January 2005

This article will appear in Vol.9 No.1 of the Australian 'Ufologist Magazine', due out in May 2005


Z. Sitchin "The 12th Planet" Avon 1976

Z. Sitchin "Genesis Revisited" Avon 1990

A. Lloyd "Winged Disc: The Dark Star Theory" 2001

J.B.Murray  Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 309, 31-34 (1999)

M. McKee "First direct sighting of an extrasolar planet" New Scientist 11th Jan 2005, with thanks to David Pearson and Rick

G. de Santillana & H. von Dechend  “Hamlet’s Mill” App. 39, pp430-451, http://www.apollonius.net/trees.html 



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Ancient Anthropology & The Godspell
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Why Nibirans Denied Our Ancestors Immortality
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Alalu, Deposed by Anu, Nukes to Earth, Threatens Nibiru


Nibiru Council Sends Ea, Not Enlil, to Earth


Ea Blasts to Earth with Water, Hides Alalu's Nukes, Sends Anzu & Gold to Nibiru


Anu Sends Enlil to Rule Earth, Verify Gold


Anu, Enlil & Ea Draw Lots for Nibiru, Earth, Seas & Mining


Anu Defeats Alalu, Banishes Him & Anzu to Mars


Ea (Enki), Enlil & Ninmah, Three Incestuous Siblings


Enlil Banished for Rape; Abgal Betrays Enki


Enki & Ninmah Make Girls Till She Curses 


Anzu & Astronauts Rebel


Enki Instigates Goldmine Mutiny


Ninmah, Enki and Enki's Son, Ningizidda (Thoth) Create Adamu and Slave Species


Nibiru Nearing Means Climate Crisis & Food Shortage on Earth, Marsbase Closing


Enki Loves Hybrids Descended from Adamu & Ti-amat; Hybrids Bare Son Adapa & Girl Titi


Ningishzidda Takes Adapa to King Anu on Nibiru, Tells Anu That Enki's Fathered Adapa, Wants Adapa Denied Immortality


Adapa's Sons, Ka-in & Abael


Marduk & Astronaut Corps Seize Hybrid Brides, & Spaceport, Threaten Enlilites


Enki Begats Noah (Ziusudra)


Galzu Keeps Nibiran Leaders on Mission Earth


Galzu Helps Enki Save Ziusudra & Earthlings


Ningishzidda, Memorialized as Sphinx, Creates Pyramids to Lead Rockets to Sinai Spaceport


Marduk's Son Satu Kills Brother, Asar; Asar's Son Horon Defeats Satu, Unites Egypt


Enlilites Send Ninurta to Build Second Spaceport in South America


Marduk Foils Marriage of Enlillite Inanna & Enkiite Dumuzi


Inanna Revived Defeats Enkiites; Ninurta, Not Marduk to Next Rule Earth


Enlil Deposes Marduk, Divies Earth, Gives Ningishzidda Egypt but No Realm for Inanna

    30   Anu Uncovers Galzu's Ruses to Keep the Anunnaki Fostering Nibiran-Earthling Hybrids

  Enlil, Enki, Inanna rule regions through kings, Ninharsag, Sinai for Nibirans & Their Families Only

    32    Anu Takes Inanna as Lover; She Seduces Enki for Programs for Uruk
    33    Anu Pardons Marduk, Departs Tiahuanacu for Nibiru

Enlilites Bomb Marduk's Babylon Spaceport, Confound Earthling Languages

    35    Marduk/Ra Deposes Ningzidda/Thoth in Egypt
    36    Inanna Rules Indus & Uruk
    37    Utu Revives Banda; Inanna Beds Banda As Dumuzi Ressurect;
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 Inanna & Marduk Again Fight, This Time, For All Earth

    39    Enlil Sends Abraham/Ibruum to Stop Marduk
    40   Anunnaki Nuke Sinai Spaceport Before Leaving Earth to Marduk
    41   Fallout from Nergal and Ninurta's Nukes Kill Sumer, Spare Marduk's Babylon
    42   Enlil Demands Obscene Obedience: The Story of Abraham, Hagar, Ismael & Isaac
    43   Children of Jacob = Israel in Egypt
    44    Enlil: Moses, Bring Jacob's Descendants from Egypt to Canaan
    45    Enlilite Power Grows Against Enkiite Egypt and Babylon