(ORDO NEWS) — Astronomers from the United States conducted a study and concluded that the ninth planet in the solar system exists. This is reported in an article published in arXiv.
Researchers have found that the current arrangement of the orbits of Kuiper Belt objects is caused by a massive object or the mysterious “Planet X”, which astronomers have not yet discovered.
The authors of the study took into account possible data distortions in their work, but even in this case, the orbital distribution looks too anomalous.
Even if we assume that this is just an accident, then its probability is 0.4%. At the same time, astrophysicists were able to accurately determine the location of the orbit of the mysterious ninth planet.
The researchers found that the cosmic body is much closer to the Sun than previously thought. However, astronomers have not yet been able to visually confirm its existence. They hope to see it with the help of Vera Rubin’s observatory, which will start functioning next year.
In 2016, American astronomers Michael Brown and Konstantin Batygin suggested the existence of the ninth planet, which, according to their calculations, is five times more massive than the Earth and its orbit is 10 times farther than the orbit of Neptune.
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