Since Caltech astronomers Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown have finally presented strong evidence that Pluto has been “downgraded” from planet status they were supposedly looking for evidence of Planet Nine or Planet XIts existence was suggested by the duo in 2015 based on observations of distant objects beyond Neptune.

By patiently analyzing the indirect effect of a giant planet in the outer region of the Solar System exerting its gravitational influence on observed objects, researchers finally A new study has found what they call the “strongest statistical evidence” of the existence of Planet Nine.

The new research, whose paper has been accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, explains that the authors have shifted their focus to “a more traditional class of trans-Neptunian objects (NTOs).” They now take into account the long time required for these objects to complete their orbits around the Sun and their “nearly planar” properties, i.e. their flattened orbits.

I’m looking for planet 9

The current study included in the analyzes OTNs that were excluded from previous studies because their instability at that time was attributed to interactions with Neptune’s orbit. In addition to reintroducing them, the authors also created new analysis methods to assess their impact on the data.

Once this was done, the researchers ran computer simulations, this time involving gravitational interactions with all the major planets, the galactic tide (the gravitational force exerted by the Milky Way), and even passing stars. The migration of giant planets and the transformation of the Sun into a star cluster were also included in this scope..

“Our results suggest that the orbital architecture of this group of objects is closely aligned with the predictions of the model incorporating P9,” the study concluded. The study also suggests a series of observational predictions planned for the Vera C. Rubin Observatory on Cerro Pachón in Chile, which will open in mid-2024.

Planet 9 may be larger than Uranus

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory has the world's largest digital camera.

The anticipation for the opening of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory is justified because the new telescope can observe a large part of the night sky in a short time. This is important because exoplanets orbiting other stars are easier to find than our solar neighbors, whose light can obscure searches.

Caltech researchers expect: The mass of the legendary Planet 9 is approximately ten times greater than that of Earth, making it similar to, or even larger than, Uranus and Neptune..

Another feature of this (still) imaginary world is its orbital period. Because it is about 20 times farther from the Sun than Neptune, it could take 10,000 to 20,000 Earth years for Planet

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Source: Tec Mundo

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