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Four Candidates For Planet 9 Located

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posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 05:03 PM
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Article Updated: 31 Mar , 2017
by Nancy Atkinson

A concentrated three-day search for a mysterious, unseen planet in the far reaches of our own solar system has yielded four possible candidates. The search for the so-called Planet 9 was part of a real-time search with a Zooniverse citizen science project, in coordination with the BBC’s Stargazing Live broadcast from the Australian National University’s Siding Spring Observatory.

Researcher Brad Tucker from ANU, who led the effort, said about 60,000 people from around the world classified over four million objects during the three days, using data from the SkyMapper telescope at Siding Spring. He and his team said that even if none of the four candidates turn out to be the hypothetical Planet 9, the effort was scientifically valuable, helping to verify their search methods as exceptionally viable.

“We’ve detected minor planets Chiron and Comacina, which demonstrates the approach we’re taking could find Planet 9 if it’s there,” Tucker said. “We’ve managed to rule out a planet about the size of Neptune being in about 90 per cent of the southern sky out to a depth of about 350 times the distance the Earth is from the Sun.
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There are 4 candidates found by the teams which could be planet 9. Only time and more research would tell us if any of them is planet 9. They have been able to rule out a planet the size of Neptune in 90% of the southern skies and out to 350 AU. My guess is the other 10% could be the galactic plane, because it is a lot harder to distinguish objects lying in this area due to background noise. Because in the galactic plane is where the majority of the mass of the galaxy lies, and the background is very bright making it difficult to find objects between us and the galactic plane. But this is just a guess and I could be wrong.

Anyways, we just have to wait to see if any of these 4 candidates found by amateur astronomers is planet 9.




posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 07:03 AM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse
If there is one found the finder can help name it. What a load of BS. You can help name it bbbuuuttt with these names we pick first.
If there is one it MUST be called Niberu, it must, it must, it must.
Can you hear me astronomers, it must be called Niberu.



posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 07:12 AM
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Researcher Brad Tucker from ANU, who led the effort, said about 60,000 people from around the world classified over four million objects during the three days, using data from the SkyMapper telescope at Siding Spring.

Great news , I watched the 3 Stargazing Live programs and thought the move to Australia this time kept the program fresh rather than just following the usual studio format.

60,000 participants in the survey is an impressive turnout , how cool would it be if they have identified Planet 9.
Citizen science at its best.




posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 12:23 PM
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originally posted by: crayzeed
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
If there is one found the finder can help name it. What a load of BS. You can help name it bbbuuuttt with these names we pick first.
If there is one it MUST be called Niberu, it must, it must, it must.
Can you hear me astronomers, it must be called Niberu.

You say Niberu, I say Nibiru.




posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 12:29 PM
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there needs to be a 'the universe has got talent' type show with a z-list celebrity judging panel to choose the successful candidate. make astronomy current.



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 12:50 PM
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Pluto will always be the 9th Planet! I think a little science nerd wants to stroke his ego about Planet 9 while erasing Pluto's status.



posted on Apr, 14 2017 @ 02:23 AM
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It's going to take a while for astronomers to verify whether any of these candidates is planet 9. However, it seems that one of the candidates it's moving really fast, so "it could be a comet". But it can't be verified at this time.

However, here is some more data for people to be armed with which seems to be pointing out that at least a massive planet/object, or more is out there in the outer solar system, and it doesn't just affect ETNOs. It also seems that this massive object is tugging the entire solar system and all planets, by affecting the secular increase of the AU of the entire solar system, which cannot be explained by conventional models. This large planet/object also seems to be affecting the sun itself by tilting it by 6 degrees. This has been posted before, but it has to be mentioned when discussing planet 9, or whatever else is in the Oort Cloud causing these anomalies.

Anyway, here are some videos and links covering some of these anomalies which seem to point out to the existance of at least one massive super-Earth.











BTW, the oldest videos weren't taking in consideration other anomalies such as the tilting of the Sun, and the entire solar system. Some of the more conservative estimations now state that planet 9 could be 10-20 Earth masses. But it could be even bigger, and it's possible that it is not alone as astronomers from Spain, and even Mexico have postulated. In fact, WISE would have found a planet about 50 Earth masses or more, but it also mean this planet could be even bigger than 10-20 Earth masses, more so when we take into consideration some of the anomalies affecting the solar system which could only be explained by a super massive body.


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Heated from the inside

In their paper accepted by the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, the scientists conclude that a planet with the projected mass equal to 10 Earth masses has a present-day radius of 3.7 Earth radii. Its temperature is minus 226 degrees Celsius or 47 Kelvin. "This means that the planet's emission is dominated by the cooling of its core, otherwise the temperature would only be 10 Kelvin," explains Esther Linder: "Its intrinsic power is about 1000 times bigger than its absorbed power." Therefore, the reflected sunlight contributes only a minor part to the total radiation that could be detected. This also means that the planet is much brighter in the infrared than in the visual. "With our study candidate Planet 9 is now more than a simple point mass, it takes shape having physical properties," says Christoph Mordasini.

The researchers also checked if their results explain why planet 9 hasn't been detected by telescopes so far. They calculated the brightness of smaller and bigger planets on various orbits. They conclude that the sky surveys performed in the past had only a small chance to detect an object with a mass of 20 Earth masses or less, especially if it is near the farthest point of its orbit around the Sun. But NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer may have spotted a planet with a mass equal to 50 Earth masses or more. "This puts an interesting upper mass limit for the planet," Esther Linder explains. According to the scientists, future telescopes like the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope under construction near Cerro Tololo in Chile or dedicated surveys should be able to find or rule out candidate Planet 9. "That is an exciting perspective," says Christoph Mordasini.
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Read more at: phys.org...

Secular increase of astronomical unit from analysis of the major planet motions, and its interpretation

Secular increase of the astronomical unit and perihelion precessions as tests of the Dvali–Gabadadze–Porrati multi-dimensional braneworld scenario


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8.2 Other anomalies?
There is one further observation which status is rather unclear bit which perhaps may fit into the other observations. This is the observation of the return time of comets: Comets usually come back a few days before they are expected when applying ordinary equations of motion. The delay usually is assigned to the outgassing of these objects. In fact, the delay is used for an estimate of the strength of this outgassing. On the other hand, it has been calculated in (44) that the assumption that starting with 20 AU there is an additional acceleration of the order of the Pioneer anomaly also leads to the effect that comets come back a few days earlier. It is not clear whether this is a serious indications but a further study of the trajectories of comets certainly is worthwhile.

arxiv.org...



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The reason for this is totally unclear. One may speculate that an unknown gravitational field within the Solar system slightly redirects the incoming cosmic microwave radiation (in the similar way as a motion with a certain velocity with respect to the rest frame of the cosmological background redirects the cosmic background radiation and leads to modifications of the dipole and quadrupole parts). Such a redirection should be more pronounced for low–l components of the radiation. It should be possible to calculate the gravitational field needed for such a redirection and then to compare that with the observational data of the Solar system and the other observed anomalies.
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arxiv.org...

In the following link you will find evidence of many of the anomalies in the solar system which point that there has to be at least one or more massive object affecting the entire solar system in the following thread.

Scientific Research on Solar System Brown Dwarf and Planet X.



edit on 14-4-2017 by ElectricUniverse because: correct comment.




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