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Isles aid in finding objects at edge of solar system

  • CARNEGIE INSTITUTION FOR SCIENCE/ ROBIN DIENEL

    An illustration of the orbits of the new and previously known extremely distant solar system objects. The clustering of most of their orbits indicates that they are likely be influenced by something massive and very distant, the proposed Planet X.

  • CARNEGIE INSTITUTION FOR SCIENCE / ROBIN DIENEL

    An artist’s conception of the Planet X, in theory the solar’s system’s ninth planet.

A team of scientists conducting a survey of an area beyond Neptune and the Kuiper Belt has observed never-before-detected objects at extreme distances from the sun, in the process improving their chances of locating the much-speculated-upon ninth planet of the solar system. Read more

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