Published: Tue, October 17, 2017
Research | By Jennifer Evans

NASA Confirms Existence Of Mysterious 'Planet 9'

NASA Confirms Existence Of Mysterious 'Planet 9'

The elusive Planet Nine does exist, and maybe ten times the mass of the Earth and twenty times away from the Sun than Neptune, NASA scientists say.

To investigate this further, the researchers used computer simulations of the solar system with Planet Nine included, and showed that there should be more objects tilted at 90 degrees to the plane of the eight planets.

Talking about Planet Nine, Caltech professor of planetary science Konstantin Batygin said, "There have been new detections of distant Kuiper belt objects since the publication of our original paper".

The existence of a ninth planet has always been speculated till now but the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) believes that it does exist. If you ignore this statement and think that ninth planet does not exist, this situation will reveal more problems than to solve problem.

Planet Nine has been the subject of debate since 2014, when it was first proposed by Caltech experts.

Elizabeth Baily, a graduate student of Batygin researched to point out that the solar systems' planets have tilted because of the planet nine during the span of last 14.5 billion years. Due to large orbit of the planet, it would not be easy for astronomers to spot it.

Lastly, the orbital effect of Planet Nine could be the reason that objects from the distant Kuiper Belt end up polluting inner belt. The mythical Planet Nine is pulling on other objects in the Kuiper Belt, and causing them to behave in ways that match with the theory that an unknown planet is doing the pulling. "It turns out that Planet Nine provides a natural avenue for their generation".

As per Batygin for a longer duration of time plant nine would quiver over the complete solar system plane just like a top on a table. It suddenly consists of five different riddles and you need to offer five different solutions to each one, "he said".

NASA reiterated that Planet Nine, Nibiru, or whatever people want to call it, is very far away from the Earth and will remain that way.

Researchers are now using the advanced Subaru Telescope, in Hawaii, in the hope of finding out more it and where it came from.

"If a planet is there, it's extremely distant and will stay that way (with no chance - in case you're wondering - of ever colliding with Earth, or bringing "days of darkness")".

Let us assume that if Batygin and Brown get successful in finding planet nine, then that would be like the discovery of lost super-Earth.

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