Thursday, 21 January 2016

Astronomers Discovered a Neptune-sized Planet After Pluto

A ninth planet has been discovered in the solar system. Two scientists, Batygin and Brown of the California Institute of Technology (Caltec... thumbnail 1 summary
A ninth planet has been discovered in the solar system. Two scientists, Batygin and Brown of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena  announced with prove that a body almost as big as Neptune, but yet unseen orbits the sun every 15,000 years. 
Astronomers Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown Discovered a Neptune-sized Planet After Pluto
Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown
They published the result in The Astronomical Journal to let the world know of their discoveries. They said the planet was kicked out of the planet-forming region near the sun over 4.5 billion years ago and the planet settled into a far elliptical orbit after being slowed down by gas.
A planetary dynamicist, Alessandro Morbidelli, performed the peer review for the paper at the Nice Observatory in France. He noted that,
“Both Batygin and Brown made a very solid argument and that he is quite convinced by the existence of a distant planet.”
Brown belonged to the centuries-old search for new planets and his approach speculate the existence of Planet X from its spectral planetary motion effects has a reputable track record he is better known as a planet slayer.
His discovery of Eris in 2005, an isolated icy world almost the size of Pluto, unfolds that what was seen as the outward planet was just one of many worlds in the Kuiper belt and as a result, Astronomers quickly reclassified Pluto as a dwarf planet.
Though the claim have been argued by many unconvincing proves from many Astronomers, but Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown claim is yet the strongest in history long search of an unknown planet, Planet X after Neptune. Brown speaking, he said:
“If you say, ‘We have evidence for Planet X,’ almost any astronomer will say, ‘This again? These guys are clearly crazy.’ I would, too. Why is this different? This is different because this time we’re right.”
Brown and Batygin say if Planet X is out there, astronomers need to find more indicatory objects in orbits, embody by the trail of the hidden planet, knowing that no one will believe in his findings, not until Planet X itself appears within the range of a telescope viewer.
He says,

“Until there’s a direct detection, it’s a hypothesis even a potentially very good hypothesis and he hope that other astronomers will soon join them in the hunt for Planet X.”
Read more at Sciencemag
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