Thousands of internet doom mongers and apocalypse enthusiasts have speculated for months that a mystical Planet X, or Nibiru, will approach Earth on September 23.
The colossal planet from beyond the fringes of the solar system, will supposedly wreak havoc across Earth, ending the world as we know it.
These spectacular claims have been ridiculed by the world’s scientific communities for months, and now in an attempt to sort fact from fiction, scientists are gathering to search for Nibiru.
Astronomers from the robotic observatory Slooh have called for everyone to join them as they point their telescopes towards the night sky today at at 7.59pm EDT (12.59am BST).
Slooh said: “Many people may believe that the end of the world is upon us, but what evidence do we have to support that idea?
“Slooh is taking a look at the stars, the planets, and the myth behind those that believe the end of the world is coming on September 23rd!
“With special guests, we will analyze what these claims are based on and if there could be any truth to them!”
On top of the search for Planet X, Slooh will also follow the path of the potentially hazardous asteroid 2017 PR25, which will fly-by Earth.
Slooh’s experts will also be on hand to discuss the newly discovered comet C/2017 O1 (ASASSN), and talk about the real threat posed by asteroids and other celestial bodies.
The live stream will be hosted by Paul Cox, observatory director and chief astronomical officer’, astronomer Helen Avery, and Astronomy Magazine columnist Bob Berman.
You can find the live stream on the Slooh.com website, but there is a slight catch – it is hidden behind a paywall.
Slooh memberships cost a monthly fee of $4.95 (£3.67) for an ‘apprentice’ account and $24.95 (£18.49) for an ‘astronomer’ account.
In the run up to the prophesied end of the world, the internet has gone wild with conspiracy theories, doomsday hoaxes and outlandish claims.
Leading the Nibiru theory is self-proclaimed Christian numerologist David Meade who has self published several books on the topic.
In his book Planet X – The 2017 Arrival, the author has claimed that Nibiru will approach Earth to fulfil a prophecy set in the biblical Book of Revelation.
However this theory has been constantly debunked by the the world’s leading scientists.
Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, ridiculed the Planet X prophecy calling it a hoax.
He told Express.co.uk: “I don’t know what to say except that it’s nonsense.”
Nasa have also ridiculed the Planet X apocalypse, saying: “The planet in question, Nibiru, doesn’t exist, so there will be no collision.
“The story of Nibiru has been around for years (as has the ‘days of darkness’ tale) and is periodically recycled into new apocalyptic fables.”