posted on May, 29 2008 @ 06:30 PM
I hate to get technical but in order to have a thenth planet we need a ninth planet since Pluto was downgraded. If Pluto is accepted as the ninth
planet then Eris must be included in the count making this discovery the eleventh planet.
Still a good find though. Here
is some more info on it.
I appears to have a similar orbit to Pluto and has a 248 year orbit (not 3600) which is elliptical but not quite elliptical enough to reach the inner
solar system…thankfully, otherwise there would be a lot of dishes of humble pie to be served up.
For those curious but not curious enough to open the link
Orcus is now moving inbound towards Sol, reaching perihelion in 2113
101 years after 2012 so get that idea out of your heads now.