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Re: Planet X: Visible SIZE, Estimate?


So, if a couple weeks or so ahead of passage (April 30, 2003) the Planet
X body itself would only appear to be 1/7 Jupiter size, at a distance
from earth of 1.216 B mls.

If the Planet X body itself would appear about 1/4 the size of the Moon
when approaching passage, and

If the swirl of its moons and the surrounding dust cloud gives it a size
approaching the size of the Moon, then

Can we quadruple the Planet X body size during comparison estimates
against a known, like Jupiter.

And thus, using Jim's calculations, on Aug 7, 2002 (apx this time) it
would be 1/139 the size of Jupiter, but due to the swirl, etc. it would
be 4/139, or approximately 3% the size of Jupiter for September, 2002