Tuesday, November 1, 2016

"Planet Nine" causing solar system to wobble

Planet Nine is a hypothetical object that is at the edge of our solar system that might explain why objects in the Kuiper belt cluster and orbit the sun strangely. The reason why this happens is because Planet Nine has a orbit tilt that is bigger than the Suns. Planet Nine is so massive that the tilt to other planets is enough to make the solar system “wobble.” The existence of Planet Nine is only theoretical at this point, but scientists predict its existence based on the unusual events that happen in space.
Planet Nine is hypothesized to weigh five to 10 times as much as Earth, and is 20 times farther from the sun than Neptune is. Planet Nine also orbits at an extreme angle of about 30 degrees. This combined with how far away Planet Nine is from the sun, may put all of our planets in the solar system at an “off” alignment. The only thing left to do is to find this mysterious planet, scientists have a general idea about the orbital path, but since the distance is thousands of years long, it will be some time before we find it. ~ Brandon Smith

Source: https://newsela.com/articles/planet-nine/id/23223/

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