Experts are sure that Planet Nine is lurking behind Neptune, but the uncertainty is that they are not sure where and what it is. However, it will be mill millenniums until we could take a look at it.
Will Planet Nine remain an unsolved mystery?
The Planet Nine has been searched for since 2014, and it seems like astronomers see something in the distance.
Numerous studies have been conducted on large icy asteroids and planetoids’ abnormal orbits which are located at our Solar System edge, and they point out an unsure explanation – they were tossed out of their original paths.
A planet must stay behind this situation, but a tight formation of ice and rubble can be too.
No matter the cause, this phenomenon is between 20 and five times more massive than our Earth, according to gravity calculations necessary for pushing the distant objects at Neptune’s back.
Konstantin Batygin and Michael Brown, astronomers, say there is a problem with Planet Nine as it might drift out in its arc’s most distant edges. As an estimation that would be more than 1000 time the distance between the Sun and the Earth.
Before swinging back into view, it will take if not thousands of years, hundreds for sure. A planet ten times more massive than Earth can be invisible beyond certain distances measured as AU (astronomical units).
Unfortunately, it is reflecting too little light for the existing technology to detect it.
To get you to know what experts believe Planet Nine is, keep in mind that it is 160,000 times dimmer than Neptune orbiting at 30AU, at 600 times more distant than the Sun is from the Earth and it could be one million times dimmer as it orbits at 1000 AU.
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