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NASA has finally admitted the existence of a “super-Earth”, which could fundamentally change the fate of the solar system.
NASA has admitted that a mysterious world called Planet Nine is hidden out of sight at the edge of our solar system. The gigantic icy planet is believed to be ten times larger than Earth and 20 times farther away from the sun than Neptune
“There are now five different lines of observational evidence pointing to the existence of Planet Nine,” said Konstantin Batygin, a planetary astrophysicist at Caltech in Pasadena. Some of these clues relate to the gravitational tug of Planet Nine, which appears to be disturbing the distant Kuiper Belt - an area made up of icy objects that stretches from Neptune out into deep space.
“The fate of the solar system would depend on the mass and orbital properties of Planet Nine, if it exists.” Luckily for us, humanity has about seven billion years to prepare for this grim eventuality, which will take place when the Sun begins to die.
Some of these clues relate to the gravitational tug of Planet Nine, which appears to be disturbing the distant Kuiper Belt - an area made up of icy objects that stretches from Neptune out into deep space.
originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: CaptainBeno
So it's way bigger and further from the sun than us yet it's called "super earth"?? Why?? Doesn't sound anything like earth at all.
It's also not going to need our involvement for 7 billion years??? So we have some time to look into other more important things then, right??? Good to know.
Then we'll just add that to the to do list here about a billion or so pages down the line and get to it then. All good. Now let's get back to stuff that is going to affect us within, oh, the next thousand years for now. Starting with the most recent obviously.
Sound like a plan??
originally posted by: SeaWorthy
How do they explain the changes mentioned here in all of the planets?