Planet Nine

Caltech astronomers Mike Brown, the man who helped demote Pluto from its planethood status, and Konstantin Batygin think they may have discovered a massive 9th planet in our solar system.

Planet Nine artist rendering Caltech/R.Hurt

Artist Rendering Planet Nine Caltech/R. Hurt

Detecting objects on the fringe of our solar system, objects that are so far away from the Sun that they do not reflect any of its light, has always been very difficult but these astronomers think their proposed planet has given its presence away by how it effects other objects nearby that we can detect. If the planet is really there then it will be the third, true planet discovered in our own solar system since ancient times.

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