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We have described how the dynamics of a dominant galactic tidal interaction, weakly aided by an
impulsive perturbation, predicts specific properties for observed distributions of the galactic orbital elements
of outer Oort cloud comets. These subtle predictions have been found to be manifest in high-quality
observational data at statistically significant levels, suggesting that the observed OOC comet population
contains an 20% impulsively produced excess. The extent of the enhanced arc is inconsistent with a weak
stellar impulse, but is consistent with a Jovian mass solar companion orbiting in the OOC. A putative
companion with these properties may also be capable of producing detached Kuiper Belt objects such as
Sedna and has been given the name Tyche. Tyche could have significantly depleted the inner Oort cloud
over the solar system lifetime requiring a corresponding increase in the inferred primordial Oort cloud
population. A substantive difficulty with the Tyche conjecture is the absence of a corresponding excess in
the presumed IOC daughter population.
Originally posted by stereologist
reply to post by liveandletlive
No one could ever see this object since it is too small to ever light up like a star.
Originally posted by stereologist
reply to post by Unity_99
Again that worthless rabbits hole nonsense.
Notice that the dates are from the 1980s before better measurements were taken to show that nothing existed close in.
So if we used our imaginations a bit, we could say that a sufficiently sized Planet X could be patrolling a snail-paced orbit somewhere beyond Pluto. But there's an additional problem for Planet X conspiracy theorists. If there was any object of sufficient size (and by "sufficient" I mean Pluto-mass, I'm being generous), according to a 2004 publication by David Jewitt, from the Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, we would have observed such an object by now if it orbited within 320 AU from the Sun.
Originally posted by Antor
reply to post by Phage
Statistic data and new analisys update confirm the presence of a huge celestial body outer Oort Cloud. Maybe a Brown Dwarf.
It would have to aim the telescopes (WISE) in that spece region to detect THE TWIN. Easy.
the probability of the companion hypothesis is comparable to or greater than the probability of the null hypothesis of a statistical fluke.
This huge objec, if exist, is a Dark star, a Brown Dwarf.
Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by Antor
Just so you know. Pluto can be seen with some basic methods. If there existed said world, it would be fraking bright.
'Evidence mounts for Sun's Companion Star'
ScienceDaily (Apr. 24, 2006) — The Binary Research Institute (BRI) has found that orbital characteristics of the recently discovered planetoid, "Sedna", demonstrate the possibility that our sun might be part of a binary star system. A binary star system consists of two stars gravitationally bound orbiting a common center of mass
It is not impossible that the sun has a brown dwarf companion, but to be hidden from us it would have to be much, much further out than the Kuiper belt. Maybe like 100 times further. And at those distances its effects on the earth are pretty much zero. There are very good limits to what you can hide at what distances in the solar system and not detect their gravity. You could put a Mars at a few hundred AU (10 times more distant than Neptune, say) and everything would be fine. You could put a Jupiter at a few thousand AU (1000 the distance of Neptune), and, again, you're safe. There might even be things out there that someday we might find. I certainly hope so!