BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Our Solar System might not have only 8 Planets like we knew. It might actually have one more: Planet Nine. Up until now, everybody believed that we had 8 planets in the Solar System but some things have changed and a new planet is lurking in space without us noticing it.
Planet Nine is believed to be a lot bigger than Earth and scientist says that the discovery of this planet will happen really soon, less than 16 months from now.
“I’m pretty sure, I think, that by the end of next winter — not this winter, next winter — I think that there’ll be enough people looking for it that … somebody’s actually going to track this down,” said Mike Brown, an astronomer.
He predicted this in a meeting and he also mentioned that at the next meeting they will be talking about going to Planet Nine, not just pin point it.
Scientists started to talk about the existence of Planet Nine more than 2 years ago. Planet Nine was first mentioned by Chadwick Trujillo and Scott Sheppard, two astronomers.
They believe that there is another planet because something is blocking them from seeing some dwarf planets and other bodies in the outer regions of the Kuiper belt. This is why they believe that this massive planet could be even 15 times bigger than the Earth and it is located far from the Sun.
Brown alongside with other astronomers made this interpretation based on how this undiscovered planet is hiding other things that they are following in space. They made some measurements and assumed where the planet could be hiding.
Nobody knows for sure if the planet exists and if it does where it is located. No details are known about the planet but scientists still believe that it exists. They hope that they will discover it soon and that they will even plan a trip there.
Some evidence makes astronomers still search for this planet. It the last 9 months there have been some new things that made specialists think that Planet Nine is indeed real. For instance, some other objects from space appear to be sculpted by an unknown thing and experts believe that Planet Nine can be responsible for this. Let’s hope that they discover it soon and they find lots of interesting things about it.
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