The mysterious Planet X could explain why a number of recently discovered dwarf planets all seem to group in one place.
Astronomers at the Carnegie Institution for Space in Washington said there is a strong possibility of a planet like Nibiru hiding in deep space.
Scientists recently discovered a dwarf planet, unusually dubbed The Goblin or 2015 TG387, far out beyond the icy planet Neptune.
The discovery itself might have not been groundbreaking if not for The Goblin’s oddly synchronous orbit with other similar dwarf planets.
Astronomer Scott Sheppard said this could be evidence of a large planet pulling the dwarf bodies into a harmonious orbit around itself.
The space expert said: “Finding all these objects in a similar place suggests that there is a big planet out there that’s shepherding The Goblin and other objects.”
The wandering Planet X, or Nibiru, is believed by many conspiracy theorists to be a planet 10-times the size of Earth
Nibiru’s elliptical orbit supposedly takes the rogue planet on a 3,600-year-long orbit of the Sun.
During this orbital period doomsday enthusiasts often claim Nibiru is headed on a collision course with Earth.
Others have claimed on a number of occasions Planet X is a biblical harbinger of death, prophesied in the Bible and other holy scriptures.
There are also those who believe Nibiru is inhabited by a race of technologically-advanced aliens known as the Annunaki, who impart their knowledge with humans when our two planets cross paths.
There is however absolutely no evidence whatsoever to suggest any paranormal links to the undiscovered planet and the existence of Planet X.
According to NASA’s lead scientist Dr David Morrison there is no “credible evidence” for the existence of the apocalyptic Planet X.
The scientist said: “There are no pictures, no tracking, no astronomical observations.”
But NASA has been studying the outer fringes of the solar system for a planetary body dubbed Planet Nine.
Hypothetical Planet Nine, formerly known as Planet X until conspiracy theorists hijacked the name, could be a Neptune-sized body beyond the orbit of Pluto.
The US space agency said there is some mathematical evidence collected by The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), to support Planet Nine’s existence.
If the planet does exist, it could be on a 10,000 to a 20,000-year-long orbit of the Sun.
Jim Green, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, said: “The possibility of a new planet is certainly an exciting one for me as a planetary scientist and for all of us.
“This is not, however, the detection or discovery of a new planet. It’s too early to say with certainty there’s a so-called Planet X.
“What we’re seeing is an early prediction based on modelling from limited observations. It’s the start of a process that could lead to an exciting result.”
Caltech’s researchers think the planet could be 10-times as heavy as Earth and 20-times further from the Sun than Neptune is.