Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
October 18th, 2017
While we may never know in our life times how many planets are actually in our solar system, scientists are now saying the tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists who said there’s a 9th planet looming out there somewhere are almost certainly correct.
And you thought that guy raving about the spooky 9th planet was crazy! Well, he may be crazy, but in this case, they were right!
For decades, scientists have pondered the possibility of a planet-sized body lurking in or around the thick layer of debris called the Kuiper Belt.
Now, NASA is saying the evidence is hard to ignore.
If the planet exists, it would most certainly be a frigid place thanks to its position on the very outer edge of the system.
While it hasn’t been directly spotted, measurements of other known objects in the Kuiper Belt heavily suggest something is there.
“There are now five different lines of observational evidence pointing to the existence of Planet Nine,” Konstantin Batygin, a Caltech planetary astrophysicist, explained to the NY Post. “If you were to remove this explanation and imagine Planet Nine does not exist, then you generate more problems than you solve. All of a sudden, you have five different puzzles and you must come up with five different theories to explain them.”
In short, all of the scientific evidence points to the existence of a planet that we don’t yet know about.
Something is pulling on other objects in the Kuiper Belt and causing them to behave in ways that only corrospond with the theory that an as of yet unknown planet is doing the pulling.
With the evidence showing a strong likelihood of a 9th planet, scientists are doing their best to actually spot the planet, but it won’t be easy. Because it exists on the edge of our Solar System, it won’t exactly be the brightest object in the sky and the only hope of capturing a glimpse of it will be to find its faint glow.
If a new world is indeed discovered, it will undoubtedly be a huge deal for the scientific community, not to mention rewriting textbooks and changing the way we view our own cosmic back yard.
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