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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:55 pm
 


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati ... /79056118/

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The image of our solar system may soon undergo a radical makeover.

Scientists revealed evidence Wednesday of a bizarre new planet five to 10 times more massive than the Earth and at least 200 times farther from the sun. If the new planet is confirmed, it would raise the solar system’s planet tally from eight to nine. It would also verify the presence of a world in the coldest, most remote reaches of the solar system — a world unlike any of the known planets.

“This is the first serious claim for the existence of an additional planet in the solar system,” said planetary scientist Alessandro Morbidelli of France’s Observatory of the Cote d’Azur, who was not involved with the new study. If true, “it would change the portrait of the solar system for everyone.”

Other researchers say the existence of so-called “Planet Nine,” while plausible, still needs to be confirmed. But experts also say the study laying out the case contains the most convincing evidence yet that a giant planet hovers much farther away than ever imagined.

“We tried hard ourselves to prove that we were wrong,” said study co-author Mike Brown of Caltech. “We couldn’t do it, but I hope people are sharpening their pencils right now.”


Paging Dr. Caleb!!! [B-o]


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:57 pm
 


Wow - the planet is 200AU distant from the Sun!!!

18,600,000,000 miles! 8O


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:15 pm
 


Pluto will always be the ninth planet in my heart...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:24 pm
 


Public_Domain wrote:
Pluto will always be the ninth planet in my heart...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:15 pm
 


the Planet-X people, or Nibiru cataclysm conspiracy people will go crazy over this XD


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:13 am
 


BartSimpson wrote:
Paging Dr. Caleb!!!
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*cough*

science-f47/space-thread-t98599-1335.html#p2175518

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:03 pm
 


BartSimpson wrote:
Public_Domain wrote:
Pluto will always be the ninth planet in my heart...


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What Bart said.

Besides, Pluto is still a planet anyway. All that nonsense about Pluto not being a planet is just scientific misapprehension.

Case in point...

...And again...

...And again...

Why is Pluto a planet?

Because it's a planet!

Why is it a planet?

Because it's Pluto!


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