This is a great, dark creature in the farthest edges of our solar system, the mysterious power of the power that distorted trajectories of the planets in orbit, and at the same time, so subtle, that it does not detect it even the most powerful telescopes on Earth.
For centuries, eluded to genius minds of astronomy and some would argue that one even destroyed. Is the subject of constant calculations and daring speculation, bizarre theories, and the reason for the countless hours spent on bezowocnym wpatrywaniu in the night sky. It is known as Planet X.
on December 8, a group of astronomers said they have found not only one such creature, but even two.
“ALMA reveals the most distant objects in the solar system,” proclaimed the title of one of the articles posted on the arXiv scientific work Exchange. “The unexpected discovery of the potential of the new object in the solar system thanks to ALMA”-informs the other. Scientists say that by using the mighty ALMA telescope located on the mountainous Atacama desert in Chile, they found two extremely large objects moving on the edge of the solar system.
Although both of the trial shows the prestiżowemu Scripture “& Astronomy Astrophysics”, none of them has been review by specialists or formally published-what is the norm in the case of any serious research, especially when it comes to the announcement of a previously unknown planet. Both are based on limited observations-two for each of the strange object. I’ve been in the 48 hours after posting on the Internet were met with considerable skepticism by the astronomical community.
Scientists say, however, that made their location public your work just for this purpose.
We wanted to return to the community, we are told is not something we missed, and if that is the case, we have solemnly promised hearings intention to withdraw, said Scripture “Scientific American” Wouter Vlemmings, an astronomer from the University of technology in Sweden, Chalmers, who is a co-author of both studies. Here’s what Vlemmings and his colleagues-as they claim-they discovered.
Big rocky object, named the Gna (from Norse szybkonogiej goddess-Messenger, said one of the authors of Scripture), which may be something on the shape of asteroids on more or less the size of Ireland, travelling in the vicinity of the uranium. According to the researchers, this may well be undiscovered planet moving much further, and even brown dwarf (larger than the planet, smaller than a star) crawling międzygwiezdną space.
Another mysterious unnamed object that appears in the sky near Alpha Centauri system, and can be a planet like “Super Earth” much further than even Pluto or extremely remote and very cool brown dwarf. You can also imagine that this ice “is a trans-Neptunian object”, of which there are many in the cold darkness for the eighth planet, but scientists are less probable (not by chance, it is also less interesting).
All of this sounds good-but not for Mike Brown, an astronomer of California Institute of technology, who most of his career he devoted himself to the study of the farthest corners of the solar system for these objects.
Called himself “a murderer of Pluto” Brown, who discovered the trans-Neptunian object (that is, a large creature for Neptune), which helped in 2005 demote this erstwhile 9th star very would want to find the sought after for a long time the planet x. Almost as great a pleasure hearing that I was able to get it to other researchers.
But these studies are not the trial says. Are shocking the hole puzzle, “he said. In fact, they saw a tiny point and 6 months later another tiny point. Evidence which provide scientists to confirm their discovery are too scarce, said Brown, and the probability that stumbled upon the great planet like on the small patch of sky is too small. Finding a planet X in a small field of view, which finally studied telescope ALMA “resembling air cup water from the ocean and your white whale,” he said.
Several other astronomers announced similar comments after the initial publication of the papers.