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Mystery Orbits in Outermost Reaches of Solar System not Caused by ‘Planet Nine’

Posted by Guy Pirro 01/21/2019 01:27AM

Mystery Orbits in Outermost Reaches of Solar System not Caused by ‘Planet Nine’

The strange orbits of some objects in the farthest reaches of our solar system, hypothesized by some astronomers to be perturbed by an unknown planet (Planet 9), can instead be explained by the combined gravitational force of small objects in the Kuiper Belt orbiting the Sun beyond Neptune. While the new theory is not the first to propose that the gravitational forces of a massive disc made of small objects could avoid the need for a ninth planet, it is the first such theory which is able to explain the significant features of the observed orbits while accounting for the mass and gravity of the other eight planets in our solar system.


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