Emerging Evidence Supports Existence of Mysterious Ninth Planet in Solar System

Recent astronomical discoveries provide strong indirect evidence for a ninth planet at the edge of our solar system.

Recent astronomical findings have provided more evidence that suggests the existence of a mysterious ninth planet on the outskirts of the solar system.

The research, led by Konstantin Batygin, has uncovered a cluster of trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) located beyond Neptune, orbiting the Sun at a distance more than 250 times that of the Earth.

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Typically, such distant celestial bodies are not directly observed in the search for the ninth planet, primarily because their orbits interact with Neptune’s.

Batygin’s team decided to undertake detailed observations of these bodies and employed a series of simulations to understand how other solar system objects, including nearby giant planets and the galactic tidal forces, affect their orbits.

Although the modeling indirectly supports the existence of the ninth planet, Batygin admits that it is not the only possible explanation.

However, it remains the best explanation and the strongest statistical evidence so far that supports the existence of this elusive ninth planet.

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Historically, Pluto was considered the ninth planet of our solar system until it was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union.

The search for more definitive answers continues, and the upcoming operations of the Vera C.

Rubin Observatory in Chile, equipped with a 3.2 gigapixel camera and a 5.1-foot-wide optical lens, is expected to unveil more mysteries of the universe.

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