The ninth planet is hidden in our solar system
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Over the past 100 years, small cosmic bodies called dwarf planets, including Pluto, have been discovered in the Galaxy. The discovery of some of these dwarf planets has given reason to believe that an unknown planet may be lurking on the outskirts of the solar system.
Every object in the solar system revolves around the sun at different speeds, but obeys the laws of gravity. The gravity of the planets is so strong that it affects everything that moves around it, which is called the “gravitational pull”. Understanding the gravitational pull provides the key to finding Planet Nine.
Observation of dwarf planets, in particular Pluto , discovered the unexpected orbits in which they move. It occurs in very large elliptical orbits, clustered together and tilted compared to the rest of the solar system. Using computer simulations of gravitational forces, it is determined that this requires a planet at least ten times the mass of the Earth. Scientists suggest that the Ninth planet is at least 20 times farther from the Sun than Neptune.
However, its remoteness and the special conditions necessary for observation make it difficult to detect. Scientists do not lose hope that in the next decade, with the creation of more powerful telescopes, new observations of the sky will be available that will be able to prove or disprove the existence of the Ninth Planet.
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