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Mysterious Planet X May Really Lurk Undiscovered in Our Solar System

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posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 06:37 PM
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" "Planet X" might actually exist — and so might "Planet Y."

At least two planets larger than Earth likely lurk in the dark depths of space far beyond Pluto, just waiting to be discovered, a new analysis of the orbits of "extreme trans-Neptunian objects" (ETNOs) suggests. Researchers studied 13 ETNOs — frigid bodies such as the dwarf planet Sedna that cruise around the sun at great distances in elliptical paths. [Meet Our Solar System's Dwarf Planets]
"The exact number is uncertain, given that the data that we have is limited, but our calculations suggest that there are at least two planets, and probably more, within the confines of our solar system," he added.

"This excess of objects with unexpected orbital parameters makes us believe that some invisible forces are altering the distribution of the orbital elements of the ETNOs, and we consider that the most probable explanation is that other unknown planets exist beyond Neptune and Pluto," lead author Carlos de la Fuente Marcos, of the Complutense University of Madrid, said in a statement.
The potential undiscovered worlds would be more massive than Earth, researchers said, and would lie about 200 AU or more from the sun — so far away that they'd be very difficult, if not impossible, to spot with current instruments.

The new results are detailed in two papers in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters. "
"The exact number is uncertain, given that the data that we have is limited, but our calculations suggest that there are at least two planets, and probably more, within the confines of our solar system," he added.

The potential undiscovered worlds would be more massive than Earth, researchers said, and would lie about 200 AU or more from the sun — so far away that they'd be very difficult, if not impossible, to spot with current instruments.

The new results are detailed in two papers in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters. "
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That is not my title for the headlines, makes for some good Doom porn for these boards, just found this interesting article .So we have a possibility of more than one Dwarf planet in the Inner Oort cloud. From reading the article, the orbits won't affect Earth. This is just the theory of these scientists.




posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 08:47 PM
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originally posted by: mugger

That is not my title for the headlines, makes for some good Doom porn for these boards, just found this interesting article .So we have a possibility of more than one Dwarf planet in the Inner Oort cloud. From reading the article, the orbits won't affect Earth. This is just the theory of these scientists.



Yeah, if there is a planet out there, it's been out there doing its thing for a long time without being a threat. Us learning of its existence won't suddenly cause it to become a threat just because we discovered it.


edit on 1/16/2015 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 09:45 PM
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I found this great thread posted by ElectricUniverse back in 2011 discussing this possibility. www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 11:43 PM
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There is no need for doom porn here.

According to planetary formation models of our solar system a planet 200 AU out is most likely going to have a more or less circular orbit. Meaning it would never enter our inner or outer solar system. It's interesting from a scientific standpoint but nothing to worry about.



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 11:53 PM
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oh for gods sake i thought the planet x nibiru nonsense was dead and buried



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 12:01 AM
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Already posted here.

Do people ever check the front page of this forum before posting stuff?

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The Planet X (and Y) might be out there, but it won't be Nibiru or a brown dwarf. Like Soylent said, it would be just another planet doing its normal planet thing.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 04:52 AM
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The possibilities presented by the potential for the existence of these planets are intriguing. It is said that the rings of Saturn contain shepherd planets, which help to sculpt the delicate structure of the stunning rings to be found orbiting the planet. The passage of these shepherd bodies through their orbits, nudge the icy, rocky fragments of which the rings are made, into regular patterns of movement within the ring system.

It is possible then, that any hypothetical planetary body to be found out inside the Oort Cloud, have a similar role to play in the dynamics of the cloud itself. What do you think?



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 08:43 AM
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originally posted by: JadeStar
There is no need for doom porn here.

According to planetary formation models of our solar system a planet 200 AU out is most likely going to have a more or less circular orbit. Meaning it would never enter our inner or outer solar system. It's interesting from a scientific standpoint but nothing to worry about.


Both Pluto and Sedna have wildly eccentric orbits. Sedna's aphelion is estimated at 937 AU. Neither Pluto nor Sedna are major planets, but nevertheless, I'll take observational data over a computer model any day. A big planet out there could have an eccentric orbit. The biggest planetoids out there are proved to be eccentric.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 08:44 AM
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Speculation. No one knows the shape of the orbit of an unknown body.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 11:25 AM
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Please direct your comments to this ongoing thread

Trans-Neptunian Objects Point To Existence Of Two Or More Unknown Dwarf Planets

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