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Caltech Astronomers Say a Ninth Planet Lurks Beyond Pluto
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01-20-2016, 09:07 PM #1
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The solar system may have a new ninth planet. Today, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune — but as yet unseen — orbits the sun every 15,000 years. During the solar system's infancy 4.5 billion years ago, they say, the giant planet was knocked out of the planet-forming region near the sun. Slowed down by gas, the planet settled into a distant elliptical orbit, where it still lurks today.
More: http://www.caltech.edu/news/caltech-rese...anet-49523
And here: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/01/f...lar-system

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01-20-2016, 09:10 PM #2
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reading.gif Great find! spock.gif
We had a poster that believed in flat earth, and planet x...
Epic logic fail.

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01-20-2016, 09:34 PM #3
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Quote:The object, which the researchers have nicknamed Planet Nine, has a mass about 10 times that of Earth and orbits about 20 times farther from the sun on average than does Neptune (which orbits the sun at an average distance of 2.8 billion miles). In fact, it would take this new planet between 10,000 and 20,000 years to make just one full orbit around the sun.

The researchers, Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown, discovered the planet's existence through mathematical modeling and computer simulations but have not yet observed the object directly.

"This would be a real ninth planet," says Brown, the Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy. "There have only been two true planets discovered since ancient times, and this would be a third. It's a pretty substantial chunk of our solar system that's still out there to be found, which is pretty exciting."

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01-20-2016, 09:42 PM #4
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Quote:Planet Nine gravitationally dominates its neighborhood of the solar system. In fact, it dominates a region larger than any of the other known planets—a fact that Brown says makes it "the most planet-y of the planets in the whole solar system."

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Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
01-20-2016, 10:54 PM #5
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burp.png WTF? Brown dwarf? Gravity anomaly?
Problem is, we should have spotted it long ago if it was a planet.
01-21-2016, 02:09 AM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(01-20-2016, 10:54 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  burp.png WTF? Brown dwarf? Gravity anomaly?
Problem is, we should have spotted it long ago if it was a planet.

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Ninelives Show this Post
01-21-2016, 05:06 AM #7
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Planet Nine...Home

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Capt quark Show this Post
01-21-2016, 04:30 PM #8
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Msm is probably reporting this cause tgis is planet x and they can no longer hide the fact that it's real and coming closer to earth, which might explain why the increase of asteroids, comets etc that have been reported lately as near misses
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01-21-2016, 04:44 PM #9
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dunno.gif Tis interesting, and I'm not discounting any possibilities at this point.
It seems to maintain a distant elliptical orbit. Given that most suns are binary systems, I'm thinking a possible brown dwarf. Just my 2 cents.
Bothers me Voyager didn't spot it.
If it were very close though, one would think something of that mass would already be affecting planetary orbits, and presumably causing increased volcanic activity on earth.

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01-21-2016, 08:26 PM #10
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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If it does exist, I wonder what tugging upheaval will ensue when it is at its perigee?

01-21-2016, 08:39 PM #11
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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yup.gif Not to mention if it's an erratic elliptical orbit... that could be the reason behind mass extinctions.

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01-21-2016, 09:06 PM #12
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Considering that the scientists think its orbit is a 15,000-20,000 year cycle, I can't find any mass extinction events to match this cycle, that doesn't mean it won't cause asteroids and comets to go off course and come our way.

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Ninelives Show this Post
01-21-2016, 09:19 PM #13
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"If Planet X is Out There, We'll Find it Together" Says Nasa

http://www.texasufosightings.com/buzz/if...-says-nasa
01-21-2016, 09:37 PM #14
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(01-21-2016, 09:06 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Considering that the scientists think its orbit is a 15,000-20,000 year cycle, I can't find any mass extinction events to match this cycle, that doesn't mean it won't cause asteroids and comets to go off course and come our way.

İmage

Spot on, I was thinking asteroids and comets and just as bad, debris just large enough to make it to the ground over an extended period, like a few thousand years.
Talk about a nightmare.
The other deal is, a 15,000-20,000 orbit cycle... and they have yet to spot the 'object'... What if it's not an object at all.
For everything we understand, there's a million things we don't.
I get the sense they are indulging in speculation.

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01-21-2016, 10:05 PM #15
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(01-21-2016, 09:37 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(01-21-2016, 09:06 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Considering that the scientists think its orbit is a 15,000-20,000 year cycle, I can't find any mass extinction events to match this cycle, that doesn't mean it won't cause asteroids and comets to go off course and come our way.

İmage

Spot on, I was thinking asteroids and comets and just as bad, debris just large enough to make it to the ground over an extended period, like a few thousand years.
Talk about a nightmare.
The other deal is, a 15,000-20,000 orbit cycle... and they have yet to spot the 'object'... What if it's not an object at all.
For everything we understand, there's a million things we don't.
I get the sense they are indulging in speculation.

Of course it is speculation, but their math says there is something tugging on other things...out there.

In another vein of speculation, what if mass extinctions are the cause of this large planetary body's orbit, but the level of destruction is dependent upon other large planets lining up, or not being in a position to act as Earth's shields?



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