Space X headed by Elon Musk will be sending a secret payload codenamed Zuma into orbit today. The payload will be sent to Space in a Falcon 9 rocket, and the details about the launch are still kept under the wraps by the private space agency.
As Space X is conducting this operation with utmost secrecy, conspiracy theorists are vehemently claiming that this is a Nibiru probe mission aimed at learning more about the rogue planet's approach to the Earth. The launch is expected to take place between 8 PM - 10 PM EST from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
Is Elon Musk aware of Planet X's existence? The bizarre claim associated with Elon Musk's Zuma project is being made on a website named someonesbones.com. According to conspiracy theorists, Elon Musk is a part of the elite team which is well aware of Nibiru's existence.
"Musk has collaborated with NASA and the government in gathering intelligence on a brown dwarf star with seven companion planets that intersect the inner solar system every 3,600 years, give or take," wrote the website.
According to the theorists, Elon is secretly obsessed with Nibiru, and that the Government has asked him to maintain secrecy.
"This launch will carry a deep space thermal imaging satellite into orbit. Elon has met with high ranking military and civilian officials several times during the last two months. There's a reason the government is enlisting public helpâfor money and secrecy. Do you know why Obama killed the shuttle program? Because too many questions were being asked about what exactly those orbiters were doing up there," the website added.
Nibiru conspiracy theory: All you need to know
It was self-proclaimed Christian numerologist David Meade who triggered the fear of a possible Nibiru apocalypse in the minds of people around the world. Meade claimed that a rogue planet named 'Planet X' will hit the Earth on September 23, causing mass destruction.
As the predicted date went uneventfully, Meade later claimed that the Doomsday has already begun on October 15, and the world is now going to through a seven-year tribulation period witnessing natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. On the other hand, some other group of conspiracy theorists has revealed that the Nibiru hit will happen between November 20 - December 20, 2017. NASA has debunked all the claims as an internet hoax.