Quote:Discovery of an icy "dwarf" world beyond Pluto hints that a much bigger planet may hide even farther out in the dim reaches of the solar system, astronomers suggested on Wednesday.
Quote:The same mystery planet, perhaps two to ten times heavier than the Earth, may have stretched out the orbit of another dwarf-planet-size object called Sedna, discovered ten years ago, also orbiting far beyond Pluto.
Quote:"To all intents and purposes, in the current architecture of the solar system, Sedna and 2012 VP113 should not be there," says astronomer Megan Schwamb of Taiwan's Academia Sinica, in a commentary accompanying the study. "This suggests that Sedna and 2012 VP113 are the tip of the iceberg," she concludes.
Not saying they found it, just that they can't rule it out as they have tried to do.
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