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The solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. Today, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune—but as yet unseen—orbits the sun every 15,000 years. During the solar system’s infancy 4.5 billion years ago, they say, the giant planet was knocked out of the planet-forming region near the sun. Slowed down by gas, the planet settled into a distant elliptical orbit, where it still lurks today.

The claim is the strongest yet in the centuries-long search for a “Planet X” beyond Neptune. The quest has been plagued by far-fetched claims and even outright quackery. But the new evidence comes from a pair of respected planetary scientists, Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, who prepared for the inevitable skepticism with detailed analyses of the orbits of other distant objects and months of computer simulations.

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Elon Musk made a death star perhaps?

If not.... definitely aliens
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Elon Musk made a death star perhaps?

If not.... definitely aliens

Best theory so far imho biggrin.gif
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How do we know it is not some immense unworldly massive structure (kinda like the other thread about something unknown in outer space).

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Rajesh Koothrappali discovered a new planet !
    
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Nothing to see here. Please leave my home planet alone. You can't even play Crysis here. There is also this ridiculous metal ball / person thing that calls itself "Metroid" that just runs around killing everything here too, we have a travel advisory.

I knew I shouldn't have went with earth internet, they traced my signal.. AndromedaCast wanted too much money for their internet package and the ping while not too bad was a few lightyears too high for my CS addiction mad.gif

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That orbit is crazy!
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Slowed down by gas...

Ayup. I know how that goes.
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this should be added on the OP.
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I would like to thank everyone who ridiculed me when I mentioned the existence of a planet with a very wide orbit that would take it to the outer reaches of the solar system (Planet X/Nibiru) in that other thread. May the armchair scientists among us continue to spread their 'knowledge'.

 

As the researchers were Caltech here is a direct link to the Caltech article.

http://www.caltech.edu/news/caltech-researchers-find-evidence-real-ninth-planet-49523

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