Mysterious Planet in Our Solar System According Astrology

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Mysterious Planet in Our Solar System According to the Astrology

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Astronomers cannot see "Planet Nine." But it also makes its presence known.

The massive hypothetical object, which supposedly looms at the sting of our solar system, has been invoked to clarify the strange clustering of objects within the Kuiper belt and also the unusual way they orbit the Sun.

Now Planet Nine forecasters Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown of Caltech, as well as Elizabeth Bailey, a low-school student, provide further evidence that the space is inaccessible: Add a "slack" to the system, they say, tilting it toward the sun.

"Because Planet Nine is much larger and has an orbit tilt compared to other planets, the solar system has no other option but to divert it slightly," lead author Baley said in a statement.

Before we go any more, a caveat about Planet Nine: It's purely theoretical at now. Batygin and Brown predict its existence supported unusual perturbations of the system that are not otherwise easily explained. (This is that the same technique scientists wont to find Neptune.)

But the history of astronomy is rife with speculations that never bear out: an equivalent guy who correctly predicted the existence of Neptune also believed that a planet he called Vulcan was liable for the wobble of Mercury. That "discovery" caused the astronomical world to spend years trying to find something that didn't exist (Mercury's relaxation was finally explained in the sense of a common relationship).

But the evidence presented by Batygin and Brown is compelling. When the men announced their findings in January, planetary scientist Alessandro Morbidelli of the Cote d'Azur Observatory in Nice, France, told The Washington Post: "I do not see any further explanation given by Batygin and Brown."

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A new study led by Bailey focuses on the fact that the Sun revolves around a special axis rather than the planets. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune all move round the sun in a very flat, shared plane - it's as if the planets were skaters on an equivalent rink. But that plane is tilted at a six-degree angle with regard to the sun (which, from our perspective, makes it seem like the sun is tilted).

This tilt doesn't jibe with how astronomers say the system formed: 4.6 billion years ago, gravity began to gather a huge , scattered cloud of gas and mud , causing it to spin into a disk. the middle of the circle collapsed into a hot, dense ball of gas - the sun - and also the remainder accumulated into planets. Because the sun came from an equivalent disk as everything else, it should be spinning on an equivalent plane. But it isn't .

"It's such a deep-rooted mystery then difficult to clarify that folks just don't mention it," Brown said.

Enter Planet Nine. supported Batygin and Brown's previous calculations, the hypothesized planet weighs five to 10 times the maximum amount as Earth and is, on the average , 20 times farther from the sun than Neptune. It takes the Ninth Planet to 20,000 years to orbit the sun.

Planet Nine also orbits at a good more dramatic angle than the remainder of the planets: about 30 degrees. That fact, combined with its distant location and large size, could mean that its momentum puts the remainder of the solar system off-kilter.

"It's an argument like an unequal sculpture or a doll," Batygin told Astronomy Magazine. "Planet Nine features a really long orbit, so it can assert quite little bit of torque on the inner planets without having to use such a lot force. Planet Nine has the maximum amount momentum because the entire system combined, because its orbit is so big."

Over the course of several billion years, that would be enough to clarify the six-degree tilt we now see.

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