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After astronomers have said that Pluto is a dwarf planet, and not a planet in full, the Solar system was never the same. However, scientist believe that there might be a true Planet Nine in the Solar system. The news came from the California Institute of Technology, whose team stated that there appears to be a planet which has 10 times the mass of Earth and that it is located in the remote recesses of our solar system.
True Planet Nine and Ten Lurking in Our Solar System
When the discovery was made, Mike Brown, the lead head of the research, noted that there is a highly probable existence of a ninth planet. He said, back then, that the new object had a chance of .001% of being a statistical fluke.
Although there is still no physical evidence of this, the theoretical discovery took the academia world by surprise. And for a good reason. In recent discoveries, however, Kathryn Volk and Renu Malhotra at the University of Arizona have noticed bizarre movement in the Kuiper Belt.
In their opinion, this would indicate the existence of a tenth planet. They hypothesis is supported by the fact that the Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) are far from any other major body present in our solar system. As such, no gravitational influence would be exercised upon them. And, most notably, their movements can still be predicted by the use of advanced technology.
A true Planet Nine, followed by a Tenth Planet is a real surprise. However, there are two possible outcomes. If the predictions of the Arizona researchers prove to be true, then it means that there is a Tenth Planet lurking there. If not, that would mean that there is another large object which resides beyond the present optical capabilities on Earth. And that body’s gravity affects the movement of the KBOs.
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