Distant object pointed to ninth planet of the Solar system


They have actually discovered a Trans Neptunian item whose orbit might be substantially impacted by the presence of a ninth planet. Actually, this is the most extreme Trans-Neptunian Object ever found.

The researchers required performing digital simulations of our solar system for understanding as to how the discovered object happened to possess such freaky orbit.

Not everyone is convinced with this theory, with some experts suggesting that there could be a gamut of reasons for objects like 2015 BP519 to be nudged into puzzling orbits, given how little we know about the early Solar System.

To be clear, this new research doesn't confirm the existence of Planet Nine, but it doesn't take the gang from Scooby-Doo to realize that the evidence is piling up heavily in its favor. So, in order to reach their unexpected conclusion, the team used some computer simulation of the solar system. Speaking to Quanta co-author of the paper David Gerdes said that this isn't proof that there is a planet nine but that the presence of 2015 BP519 makes it more likely that there is a planet nine.

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Calculations show that give it such a sharp slope couldn't gravity any one of the eight "official" planets of the Solar system - and perhaps it is due to the influence of the mysterious Planet X.

A planet which has never been seen by astronomers could be lurking at the dark edges of our solar system, astronomers believe. We're not talking about Pluto, which was downgraded to a dwarf planet in 2006, but an object that could have 10 times the mass of Earth. Astrophysicist Konstantin Batygin says that now, there are five line of observational evidence that point towards a ninth planet existing. The anomaly is that unlike all the other planets orbiting the sun, the unusual object orbits at a 54° angle.

When the researchers added a large planet to their simulation, it matched the orbit of 2015 BP519 perfectly. Guess what? The object's orbit matched nearly exactly.

Those two astronomers had predicted Planet Nine's existence based on the odd orbit of a handful of Kuiper belt objects. There are also objects in the Kuiper Belt that orbit in the opposite direction as the rest of the objects in the solar system.