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What We Know About New Planet in Solar System

Many cosmic interested people are in mourning for ten years. There was demoted Pluto as outer planet of our solar system to the dwarf planet. Since then officially only eight planets orbiting the primary. Well, there’s reason for cautious hope. Two astronomers have discovered a new planet nine candidates.Since September 2006, named after the Roman god of the underworld, the Pluto is just a number. Listed under 134340. For ten years, only eight planets orbiting our primary therefore from the astronomical perspective.

Now, two scientists from the California shake Institute of technology of this cosmic reassurance. The two researchers of the sky have Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown in the incredible distance of 90 billion km from the Sun called Kuiper belt discovered an anomaly, be explained from their point of view by the existence of a planet.

The weighs up ten Earth

According to their mathematical models and computer simulations “Planet nine” is about ten times as heavy as the Earth and thus a real heavyweight, as the two researchers called him the same. Brown calls him the “of all the planets in the solar system.” If he really exists, planet can be considered nine equal the discovery of slowness. According to its discoverers, the new planet needs up to 20,000 years to move its mass once around the Sun.

New Planet in Solar System
Caltech Professor Mike Brown (left) and Professor Konstantin Batygin. While Brown recorded the sky and tries seen in reality, Batygyn is more a theorist who opens up things from a physical perspective.

“Census of the solar system incomplete”

Her research two astronomers from the University of California have released yesterday in the Astronomical Journal. “The existence of another planet was discussed, probably hundreds of times”, Brown said the time magazine. “But the first time in 150 years we can say that we have convincing evidence, that the Census of the solar system is incomplete.”

Anomalies in the Kuiper belt

Specifically, the idea that’s out there must give an unknown force on the very edge of the solar system which affects the orbits of all the dwarf planet orbiting in the Kuiper belt, came up already in the year 2014. The orbits of these smaller celestial bodies showed abnormalities, which explained the best way left that a previously unknown planet moves in opposite directions to pass them.

“The jaw dropping me”

Brown and Batygin made to work, and sighted old records about the rail movements of the dwarf planets. After that, it was clear: five of the ice objects moving exactly on careers with the predicted curve.

New Planet in Solar System
Planet Nine. Orbit is 90 billion kilometers from the Sun. So far Neptune has 4.5 billion kilometers distance of the outposts of our solar system.

“The jaw dropping me”, says Brown, who had helped a decade ago, that the title of Planet Pluto has been withdrawn. “I’m willing to bet, who does not believe in this theory against anyone.”

5000 times heavier than the dwarf planet Pluto

If this theory is true, Mike Brown has helped this time, that there are again nine planets in our solar system. Is a problem yet to be solved: no one has planet nine seen so far also Batygin and Brown does not. Planet nine so far is a rather abstract guy from a computer simulation. The two explorers put onto the wisdom of crowds: the stargazers around the world might do their telescopes skyward to find the planet nine career outlined by them.