A group of researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian center stated that she was able to accurately determine the area of the night sky where there should be a ninth planet in the Solar system. According to experts, to search for the mysterious planet X, as it is sometimes called the cosmic body, should be in the constellation of the whale, located near the constellations of Aries and Pisces.
Scientists came to this conclusion by studying data obtained by the automatic interplanetary spacecraft SAP. If the assumption of the researchers is confirmed, the search scope of a hypothetical planet there will still be quite large, but much narrower compared to other assumptions. His research astrophysics posted on the website of preprints arxiv.org no peer-reviewed scientific publication of their work is not yet published.
That Solar system may be the ninth planet whose orbit is located beyond the orbit of Pluto, in mid-January, said the specialists of the California Institute of technology Michael brown and Konstantin Batygin. The radius of the hypothetical cosmic body 2-4 times greater than the radius of the Earth, weight is approximately 10 times larger, and the period of its rotation around the Sun, according to various estimates, from 15 to 20 million years. It is assumed that the planet is a dense gas I-ice giant similar to Neptune.
Although watching planet scientists haven’t had the pleasure, she was dedicated to some very bold theory. In particular, at the end of March a team of astronomers from France and Sweden made the assumption that “planet X” could be born in the explosion of another star, and only later be “stolen” by the gravitational field of the Sun, when it was found close to the celestial body. And other experts representing Arkansas state University, suggested that the ninth planet in the past under the influence of its own gravity every 27 million years “directed” toward Earth many of the comets from the Kuiper belt. Experts explained that in the past took place on Earth mass extinction, but also expressed concern that once the threat of a cometary rain provoked ninth planet, can touch and humanity.Related posts: