A new study proposes that two more unknown dwarf planets are lurking near Pluto. These planets are relatively larger than the size of the Earth.
A group of astronomers from Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Cambridge analyzed the objects present beyond the Neptune. Generally, these objects fly randomly near the elliptical paths.
It is essential for ETNO to fulfill certain conditions. For instance, these ETNO orbits must contain semi-major axis or they should maintain an average distance of 150 AU from sun.
Astonishingly, scientists observed an alteration in the usual characterizes of ETNO. They discovered a group of objects which are located at a distance of 525 AU in the region of ETNO. In comparison, the Earth is nearly one astronomical unit away from the sun.
Hence, astronomers are trying to figure out the exact number of these objects. Thus far, they confirmed the presence of two new planets.
Carlos de la Fuente Marcos, the lead author of the study states that the unexpected orbital parameters indicate the presence of two planets. The parameter revealed that some kind of force is changing the distribution of the orbital components of ETNO.
Earlier, scientists are aware of the fact that the Pluto’s region of the solar system is filled with nearly 1500 minute, cold worlds. Recently they uncovered that there are still numerous other worlds that are not yet explored.