According to scientists, there seems to be something extremely odd happening at the edge our solar system, and numerous scientists firmly believe that the anomalies are caused by a huge, mysterious planet.
According to astronomers, there is new evidence which suggests there is, in fact, a humongous, still unknown planet hiding at the far edge of our solar system and its only a matter of time before we spot it in the skies.
Scientists believe that the unusual and weird movement of objects in the outer parts of the solar system is best explained by the anomalous orbit of a huge planet researchers ar referring to as planet Nine or Planet x. In the past couple of months, strong arguments have been made by researchers around the globe which believe a huge planet, unlike anything we have seen in our solar system is somewhere out there.
The first indication of the anomalous planet was presented in January when researchers argued they had discovered a new planet in our solar system, based on calculations using objects at the distant edge of our solar system. Researchers studied the orbit of six celestial objects within the Kuiper Belt and argued that their orbits are heavily affected by something large and UNKNOWN.
Now, Mike Brown, the scientists responsible for the initial claims believes he has tracked yet another object located within the Kuiper Belt that has a highly unusual orbit. According to Brown, the strange movement is exactly what is expected if planet Nine did in fact exist.
Brown wrote: Hey Planet Nine fans, a new eccentric KBO was discovered. And it is exactly where Planet Nine says it should be.’
The KBO Brown is referring to is ‘uo3L91,’ shown with a solid blue line in the graph. Brown writes that the slide comes from a recent talk at the Seti Institute.
However, the new claims made by Brown have still not been published in a peer-reviewed journal nor have they been checked by other researchers.
While the quest for planet X has started decades ago, no one has been able to confirm the existence of the alleged planet hiding in the outer sections of the solar system.
Researchers say that id this planet does in fact exist, it’s humongous. It estimated mass would make it up to four times the diameter of our planet, becoming the fifth-largest planet after Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. However, since it is located at such an extreme distance from the sun, it would reflect so little sunlight that even the most powerful telescopes would have a hard time finding it.
If planet X (Planet 9) exists, it could help explain the elliptical orbits of dwarf planets like Sedna.
Astronomers suggest that if this planet does in fact exist, it’s very likely that it was ejected from the solar system when our planetary neighborhood was extremely young.
But this isn’t the first time scientist have suggested Planet X exists. Similar predictions stretch back more than a century while no one has ever presented irrefutable evidence.
According to the Washington Post: “A heavenly body possibly as large as the giant planet Jupiter and possibly so close to Earth that it would be part of this solar system has been found in the direction of the constellation Orion by an orbiting telescope aboard the U.S. infrared astronomical satellite… ‘All I can tell you is that we don’t know what it is,’ said Gerry Neugebauer, chief IRAS scientist.”
But the Washington Post wasn’t the only news agencies to write about the enigmatic celestial body.
According to the US News World Report, Planet X or Nibiru exists, the article; “Shrouded from the sun’s light, mysteriously tugging at the orbits of Uranus and Neptune, is an unseen force that astronomers suspect may be Planet X – a 10th resident of the Earth’s celestial neighborhood. Last year, the infrared astronomical satellite (IRAS), circling in a polar orbit 560 miles from the Earth, detected heat from an object about 50 billion miles away that is now the subject of intense speculation.”
Also, an article published in Newsweek on July 13, 1987, NASA disclosed that there may be a 10th planet orbiting our Sun. According to NASA research scientist John Anderson, Planet X might actually be out there, but nowhere near our planets. The article from Newsweek states: “if he is right, two of the most intriguing puzzles of space science might be solved: what caused mysterious irregularities in the orbits of Uranus and Neptune during the 19th Century? And what killed off the dinosaurs 26 million years ago.”