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Evidence for Our Sun's Twin?

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posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 06:20 PM

Quote from source:
Persistent Evidence of a Jovian Mass Solar Companion in the Oort Cloud

We present an updated dynamical and statistical analysis of outer Oort cloud cometary evidence suggesting the sun has a wide-binary Jovian mass companion. The results support a conjecture that there exists a companion of mass ~ 1-4 M_Jup orbiting in the innermost region of the outer Oort cloud. Our most restrictive prediction is that the orientation angles of the orbit normal in galactic coordinates are centered on the galactic longitude of the ascending node Omega = 319 degree and the galactic inclination i = 103 degree (or the opposite direction) with an uncertainty in the normal direction subtending ~ 2% of the sky. A Bayesian statistical analysis suggests that the probability of the companion hypothesis is comparable to or greater than the probability of the null hypothesis of a statistical fluke. Such a companion could also have produced the detached Kuiper Belt object Sedna. The putative companion could be easily detected by the recently launched Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).

Download full paper here. (PDF)

Well, first and foremost, this does not mean this mass is Niburu.

Interesting paper and good to see we are still finding studying our own solar system. Don't get me wrong I am happy were studying the universe as well, but it is best to know your own home too.

I cannot wait to see pictures of this mass and get some scientific facts on it. I would really like to know it orbit and see what, if any, effects it can have on the rest of our planets.

Not sure why the title is Sun's twin if the mass is predicted to be 1-4 times the size of jupiter because the sun is much, much bigger than that, but I just copy and pasted it.

So, Any thoughts?


posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 06:36 PM
Wow. The source you linked to seems reliable, for sure. But how has something of that size not been seen yet?? I don't understand....

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 06:39 PM
reply to post by Chamberf=6

Maybe it has been seen, and is being watched, IE Antarctic Telescope built by the Vatican.

There are scopes all over the place, so it definitely wasn't missed.

Something fishy going on here...

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 09:59 PM
reply to post by Chamberf=6

I mean how good of pictures do we have a pluto? They are just pixelated junk.

So we will see coming up what exactly this is. It will be interesting regardless, anything 1-4 times the size of jupiter is substantial.


posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 10:31 PM
Well if I'm not mistaken, Predator, binary companions can be much smaller than the main star.

I believe Sirius B is only a few times bigger than the Earth, if that. Yeah - it's roughly the size of the Earth and almost 2x as dense as our Sun:

Nuts, huh?

Great find. S&F.

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 11:22 PM
If it is in the innermost region of the outer Oort cloud, that would put it about light year away (1 Light Years = 5,865,696,000,000 miles ) or 50,000 AU . Pluto's average distance from the sun is 3,670,050,000 miles and the farthest it gets from the sun is 4,583,190,000 miles. (as close to the sun as 30 AU and as far away as 50 AU). If it’s that far away, what effect would it have other than occasionally kicking comets our way?

Just putting Pluto in as a comparison for distance.
I got the distances from all over, so let me know if I missed something.

So, if it's out there, WISE will see it? This should be interesting.

posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 12:33 AM
reply to post by impaired

Awesome. Thanks buddy. I don't know why I didn't think of that. I don't know if brown dwarf (a possibility of what it could be) would be that dense though.

Thanks for the info though buddy.


posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 12:36 AM
reply to post by Pauligirl

Thanks for the numbers. That helps a lot to put a figure at that distance.

I do not know what mass it would take to affect the rest of the pull on the solar system. Maybe if the objects was dense enough it could possibly affect something though. Maybe a little more than just spewing a few comets here and there.

I agree, lets get WISE pointed at this thing and get some numbers and facts about it.


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