Ascension With Earth – Scientists Believe Giant Hidden Planet in our Solar System – 1-20-16

The imagined view from "planet nine" back toward the sun. Astronomers think the huge, distant planet is likely gaseous, similar to Uranus and Neptune.
The imagined view from “planet nine” back toward the sun. Astronomers think the huge, distant planet is likely gaseous, similar to Uranus and Neptune.
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This may be part of the small disclosure for planet Niburu, Planet X, Sphere Being Entity of Corey Goode Fame, maybe an Andromeda Biosphere as described by Tolec? Not sure, but main stream media and main stream scientists are now reporting that they may have found another planet in our solar system and it is cloaked!  Really exciting in my opinion.

~enerchi
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Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC) 
 

The astronomer whose work helped kick Pluto out of the pantheon of planets says he has good reason to believe there’s an undiscovered planet bigger than Earth lurking in the distant reaches of our solar system.

That’s quite a claim, because Mike Brown of Caltech is no stranger to this part of our cosmic neighborhood. After all, he discovered Eris, an icy world more massive than Pluto that proved our old friend wasn’t special enough to be considered a full-fledged planet. He also introduced the world to Sedna, a first-of-its-kind dwarf planet that’s so far out there, its region of space was long thought to be an empty no man’s land.

Now Brown has teamed up with Caltech colleague Konstantin Batygin to do a new analysis of oddities in the orbits of small, icy bodies out beyond Neptune. In their report published Wednesday in The Astronomical Journal, the researchers say it looks like the orbits are all being affected by the presence of an unseen planet that’s about 10 times more massive than Earth — the size astronomers refer to as a super-Earth.

“I’m willing to take bets on anyone who’s not a believer,” says Brown. He thinks existing telescopes have a shot at spotting this mystery planet in just a few years, since this new study points to a band of sky where astronomers should look.

Planet Nine Wields Huge Influence

The six most distant known objects in the solar system with orbits exclusively beyond Neptune (magenta) all mysteriously line up in a single direction. Moreover, when viewed in 3-D, the orbits of all these icy little objects are tilted in the same direction, away from the plane of the solar system. “The only way to get these objects to line up in one direction, says Caltech astronomer Mike Brown, “is to have a massive planet lined up in the other direction.” Many scientists are now searching the skies with powerful telescopes, hoping for a faint glimpse of “Planet Nine.”

Plane Nine

The first suggestion that something big might be affecting the orbits of distant, icy bodies came in 2014. An international team of astronomers announced that they’d discovered a new dwarf planet, nicknamed Biden, that stays even farther out than Sedna. They also noted a strange clustering in the orbits of these objects, and in the orbits of about a dozen others. Perhaps, they hypothesized, the gravity of some unseen planet was acting as a shepherd.

“They were pointing out that there was something funny going on in the outer solar system, but nobody could really understand what it was,” says Brown. “Ever since they pointed it out we’ve been scratching our heads.”

The idea of a huge, hidden planet seemed kind of crazy. “No one really took it very seriously,” says Brown. “It was ignored more than you might guess.”

But he walked a few doors down to meet with Batygin and suggested they take this on. As they studied the freaky way that these objects lined up in space, Brown says, they realized that “the only way to get these objects to line up in one direction is to have a massive planet lined up in the other direction.”

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RT.com – Dwarf planet ‘Biden’ identified in an unlikely region of our solar system – 3-27-14

A newly discovered planet-like object, dubbed "Sedna" is seen in this artist's concept released by NASA March 26, 2014. (Reuters / NASA / JPL-Caltech / Handout via Reuters)

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A newly discovered planet-like object, dubbed “Sedna” is seen in this artist’s concept released by NASA March 26, 2014. (Reuters / NASA / JPL-Caltech / Handout via Reuters)

The planetary body was discovered in the outer regions of space, which scientists long believed was populated by nothing more than floating chunks of matter, until they discovered a dwarf planet in 2003. That dwarf planet, a term that is defined as a celestial body that is neither entirely a ‘planet’ or a satellite but orbits the sun, was dubbed Sedna in honor of the goddess who created the creatures of the Arctic sea in Inuit mythology.

Planetary observers previously thought that Sedna was an anomaly. The newly found dwarf planet is currently named VP 113, but because of the object’s initials it is jokingly nicknamed “Biden” after the US vice president.

Chad Trujillo, an astronomer at Gemini University in Hilo, Hawaii, and Scott Sheppard, an astronomer at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington DC, first reported the finding in Wednesday’s issue of Nature science journal.

It goes to show that there’s something we don’t know about our Solar System, and it’s something important,” Trujillo said. “We’re starting to get a taste of what’s out beyond what we consider the edge.”

Using advanced technology to gaze 7.5 billion miles into space, the team first found the small dot years ago. They have observed and recorded its path since then and found that, despite being so far away from the sun, “Biden” still floats around the gravitational center of the solar system.

In the future, after more researchers note the celestial body’s orbit, they will submit a new name for official consideration by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

Astronomers use astronomical units (AU), one of which is equivalent to approximately 150 million kilometers, to measure distance in space. During Sedna’s orbit its distance from the sun ranges from 76 AU to 1,000 AU. Yet VP 113 never travels further away than 452 AU from Earth, a distinction that is still perplexing to much of the scientific community.

At 280 miles across (and with a temperature of minus 430 Fahrenheit), VP 113 is approximately half the size of Sedna, and a fraction of the 7,900 mile diameter that makes Earth.

Finding Sedna so far away seemed odd and potentially a fluke,” Mike Brown, an astronomer at the California Institute of Technology, told the Associated Press. “But this one is beginning to make it look like that might be a typical place for objects to be. Not at all what I would have guessed.”

Experts now suspect that there may be tens of thousands of similar objects, though they would not speculate if future discoveries will prove as large as Sedna or VP 113. Trujillo and Sheppard used a 520-megapixel Dark Energy camera located on a telescope at the renown Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.

The discovery comes after a string of new findings which have illuminated what is known about outer space. In an unrelated announcement in Nature, Brazilian astronomers identified a pair of rings circling Chariklo, an asteroid that is also considered a minor planet. It was the first time gas rings, which astronomers speculated formed due to debris from a collision, were found outside of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

What we are witnessing is perhaps the unveiling of an object that is in the middle of the same stage of development as the Earth and the moon 4.5 billion years ago, when there was a giant collision between Earth and another planet,” the University of Copenhagen’s Uffe Graae Jorgensen said Wednesday in a news release, as quoted by CBC.

Last month NASA announced it had found 715 new planets outside the solar system, nearly doubling the previous total known planets in the galaxy.

 

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