Planet Nine – A Super Earth for Our Solar System

Planet Nine – A Super Earth for Our Solar System


It might be enduring bashfully on the cold frosty outskirts of our solar system, concealing itself in the dark, but delicately pulling the moves behind the scenes: elongating the orbits of the distant celestial bodies, perhaps even bending the complete solar system on one side. 

If such planet is present, it is extremely far off and is expected to remain that way with no possibility coming anywhere near to our Earth. It is a probable ‘Planet Nine’ – a world almost ten times larger than the mass of Earth and almost 20 times farther in distance between planet Neptune and the sun. The signals received so far are uncertain and indirect. The signal gathered so far are mainly gravitational in nature but those add up to a strong case nevertheless.

One of the most devoted trackers of this planet says that it is in fact now more difficult to imagine our solar system without the presence of Planet Nine instead of mapping it with it one. 

There are currently five different channels of experimental evidences to indicate the presence of Planet Nine. This statement was backed by Konstantin Batygin, a California based planetary astrophysicist working at Caltech in Pasadena. He and his team have been closely monitoring and working on finding more about Planet Nine, and he feels that they are closing in. He explains that without the existence of Planet Nine, there are more possible problems than the solutions. There would be five different problems and each one has to be answered with different theory and the whole equation becomes too complex. 

If Planet Nine is to be discovered, it would be considered as some sort of homecoming, speaking in terms of solar system. Over the last 20 years, analysis and surveys of celestial bodies around our galaxy have resulted in numerous such super Earth planets, but nowhere near to our own solar system. Planet Nine, scientists feel, would perfectly fit the bill.