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OK, I HAVE to pipe up on this.... A true 9th planet?

21 Jan 2016, 15:26 UTC
OK, I HAVE to pipe up on this.... A true 9th planet?
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Someone give Pluto a hug, a true ninth planet has been found... sorta. The evidence for the new planet, estimated to be 5000 times heavier than Pluto with a year tens of thousands of earth years long,  rests on the odd orbits of a handful of tiny icy objects waaaaaaay out on the edge of the solar system.Call me a spoilsport, but people wouldn't believe I'd found bigfoot because I'd found one unexplained track. Even so, I'll be following this with interest, it'd be amazing if this really did turn into a 'Planet 9' discovery.Below is NASA's director of planetary science on the subject, and as he put's it:"What we really have here is an early prediction of a new planet, based on computer modelling"

Someone give Pluto a hug, a true ninth planet has been found... sorta. The evidence for the new planet, estimated to be 5000 times heavier than Pluto with a year tens of thousands of earth years long, rests on the odd orbits of a handful of tiny icy objects waaaaaaay out on the edge of the solar system.Call me a spoilsport, but people wouldn't believe I'd found bigfoot because I'd found one unexplained track. Even ...

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