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Old 22nd June 2017, 10:01 AM   #1
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New evidence for a planetary mass.

https://m.phys.org/news/2017-06-unse...ed-kuiper.html
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Old 22nd June 2017, 10:19 AM   #2
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Rupert?
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Old 22nd June 2017, 10:52 AM   #3
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They are suggesting it's much smaller and closer to the Sun than previous estimates

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This rules out the possibility that the postulated object in this case could be the hypothetical Planet Nine, whose existence has been suggested based on other observations. That planet is predicted to be much more massive (about 10 Earth masses) and much farther out at 500 to 700 AU
Given the different methods being used I wonder if the previous results are compatible or if we are even looking at the possibility of 2 different objects?
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Old 22nd June 2017, 11:29 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by lomiller View Post
They are suggesting it's much smaller and closer to the Sun than previous estimates



Given the different methods being used I wonder if the previous results are compatible or if we are even looking at the possibility of 2 different objects?


From the article:

"This object would be different from—and much closer than—the so-called Planet Nine, a planet whose existence yet awaits confirmation. "

I think it's a different and unrelated object.
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Old 23rd June 2017, 01:47 AM   #5
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If there are two such objects disturbing the Kuiper Belt discovered that suggests there are several other similar objects.
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Old 23rd June 2017, 11:32 AM   #6
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If there are two such objects disturbing the Kuiper Belt discovered that suggests there are several other similar objects.
Im not sure about that. If both exist, they are so different theyd probably have very different origins. This one sounds like a really big Kuiper belt object while Planet 9 would likely be more exotic.
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Old 14th July 2017, 08:01 AM   #7
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A reevaluation of the data suggests there's something out there. https://www.space.com/37477-planet-n...-evidence.html
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Old 14th July 2017, 09:26 AM   #8
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Plan-et Nine from Outerspace perhaps?
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Originally Posted by casebro View Post
Plan-et Nine from Outerspace perhaps?
I told them not to develop that solaranite!
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Old 17th July 2017, 03:39 AM   #10
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You just know the forum will go bonkers if planet 9 is found and it turns out there really is a Planet X lurking out there too...
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Old 17th July 2017, 03:52 AM   #11
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You just know the forum will go bonkers if planet 9 is found and it turns out there really is a Planet X lurking out there too...
Scientists will just find another way to avoid that, just like they did when they screwed Pluto over!
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Old 17th July 2017, 06:42 AM   #12
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You just know the forum will go bonkers if planet 9 is found and it turns out there really is a Planet X lurking out there too...
There are already 2 separate possible planetary masses being looked at

The OP is referencing a proposed object with a mass slightly less than the Earth at ~60AU, but there is also a separate proposed 10X Earth mass object at 300 - 400 AU that has also been proposed.
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Old 19th July 2017, 08:15 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by lomiller View Post
There are already 2 separate possible planetary masses being looked at

The OP is referencing a proposed object with a mass slightly less than the Earth at ~60AU, but there is also a separate proposed 10X Earth mass object at 300 - 400 AU that has also been proposed.
Planet X is real! Lucky for Nasa, this forum has plenty of info on Planet X!
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