Sunday Space: Is there a new planet in our solar system? | Lawyer



/images/transform/v1/crop/frm/RXMuw2JbrrS7ELSxSY9rkR/206962eb-1c29-448f-886f-0da5db46329f.jpg/r12_162_5187_3086_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg With the change of planet name in our planet of Plut, the name of the planet in Plut has been changed. And people have been looking for it for a few years; the mysterious planet nine.

Planet nine is believed to be larger than Earth and orbit far beyond the distance of Pluto, and astronomers are looking for it, along with evidence that it exists or not. However, it has been found that KBOs do not always behave as expected. There are some in very eccentric orbits and in completely different directions compared to the rest of the KBOs. It was these objects and their particular orbits that were the first indication that there might be something bigger lurking in the distant solar system, hoping to take on the title of Planet Nine.

These Kuiper Belt (KBO) objects are remnants of the formation of the solar system and are expected to have somewhat regular orbits. Given the way these KBOs orbit, planet nine is expected to be quite large – larger than Earth and possibly as large as Neptune; as well as quite far, and in a very eccentric (oval) orbit.

Beyond Neptune’s orbit is the Kuiper Belt, where there are many small icy bodies, some like Pluto and others smaller or slightly larger. In 1846, Neptune was found while studying the orbit of Uranus. The orbits of the planets are all affected by the gravity of other planets in the solar system. By looking at Uranus’ orbit and seeing that it was wobbling and not behaving as one might expect if it was the most distant object in the solar system, astronomers were able to locate the cause: Neptune.

This project used data from the SkyMapper Telescope at the Siding Spring Observatory in Coonabarabran. The SkyMapper telescope takes images of the entire southern sky each night, and the differences in images between nights help identify certain astronomical events. Most of the time SkyMapper searches for transient events like supernovae, but in this case it has been used to search for changes that could be our mysterious planet, Planet Nine. A few years ago, a large citizen science project was undertaken in the hope of finding Planet Nine, as part of the Stargazing Live TV program.

As astronomers continue to search for the elusive new planet nine, studies indicate it exists and others suggest it does not. Watching the quest for scientific knowledge unfold is interesting reading. While Stargazing Live’s effort to find Planet 9 has failed, the epic story of Planet Nine doesn’t end there. As our understanding and tracking of KBOs and their orbits improves, the evidence for and against the existence of Planet Nine continues to mount. Astronomers are trying to determine if the strange cluster of orbits they see in the Kuiper Belt is just a coincidence or if they have been disturbed by a planet the size of Neptune hidden in the shadows.

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