UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) – There have been many hypotheses about the existence of a ninth planet in our solar system, with no conclusive evidence of it.
Scientists now claim that the ninth planet already exists, but is invisible to telescopes.
Dr Sarhud Moore, a professor at the Kawli Institute of Physics and Mathematical Science at the University of Tokyo, said the ninth planet could be behind Neptune.
“Every time we take a new picture, there is a possibility that the ninth planet will appear in the picture,” he said.
The first hypothesis of the existence of the ninth planet was made in 2014, when scientists discovered a number of miniature ice worlds at the outer edges of the solar system, all of which followed similar paths around the sun.
“If these worlds are in the same orbit, then there is something to pay,” said Scott Sheppard, an astronomer at the Carnegie Institute of Science in Washington, DC, who discovered the miniature ice worlds.
Other studies have suggested that the “motive” body is a planet that weighs about 5 to 20 times the weight of the Earth and is about 1,000 times more distant than Earth’s position on the sun.
Unfortunately, this distance makes it difficult to find the ninth planet through the telescopes currently available.
To overcome this problem, scientists are looking for other ways to detect the planet, including studying heat glare.