NASA announced a press release confirming there is proof to back up the theory our solar system has a Planet Nine in its structure and it’s 10 times the mass of Earth.
We hear scientists discussing all the time whether there is another planet orbiting our sun or not.
Initially, NASA said there isn’t enough proof to confirm the existence of a Planet Nine or Planet X. However, they now emphasized five distinct proofs which imply that there is an intangible world, beyond the orbit of Neptune.
Thus, the researchers employed the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii hoping it will be able to detect the alleged obscure alien world.
Scientists suggested the Planet Nine endures based on numerous clues, like the orbit of icy objects in the Kuiper Belt.
In 2016, Dr. Batyagin, a planetary astrophysicist at Caltech, conducted a study which focused on six strange objects in the Kuiper Belt.
The study concluded that all of the objects had elliptical orbits pointing the same direction.
Moreover, they all bent exactly 30 degrees downwards in comparison with the level in which the rest of the planets in our solar system orbit the sun. This was definitely a significant indication.
For further analysis, Dr. Batyagin and his crew conducted computer simulations of our solar system. In addition, these simulations also involved Planet Nine.
They discovered more objects could exist with an angle of 90 degrees to the face of the eight existing planets.
Then again, they started digging up more looking for clues of Planet Nine and they eventually did find.
Dr. Batyagin conveyed another study, led by Ms. Elizabeth Bailey. Namely, this study found that the elusive world could have swayed the planets of our solar system somewhere during the last 4.5 billion years.
“Over long periods of time, Planet Nine will make the entire solar-system plane precess or wobble, just like a top on a table,” said Dr. Batyagin.
“There are now five different lines of observational evidence pointing to the existence of Planet Nine,” he added.
Astronomers pointed out the possibility of a ninth planet could explain the presence of the objects in the Kuiper Belt. These objects orbit the sun in opposite direction from the rest of the objects in our solar system.
Dr. Batyagin stated that there is no structure to take the ‘blame’ for the peculiarity of the high-angle orbits. Except, he mentioned how only a planet number nine could be a natural way of their creation.
“These things have been twisted out of the solar system plane with help from Planet Nine and then scattered inward by Neptune,” he said.
He said that if you exclude a ninth planet as an explanation, you make more issues than you solve.
“All of a sudden, you have five different puzzles, and you must come up with five different theories to explain them.”
Do you think there is a planet number nine in our solar system? What’s your opinion?