Ever since a study suggested that a “Planet Nine” could be lurking in the outskirts of our solar system, astronomers have been busy trying to pin it down.
As nobody has actually observed the planet yet, this research has been largely computational. The existence of the planet was only suggested after scientists noticed that objects in its vicinity were moving strangely.
Since it was proposed in January, astronomers have modelled Planet Nine’s structure, orbit, estimated threat to Earth and possible origin. But with all this data at hand, are we any closer to actually finding it? Let’s take a look at some recent results and what they really mean.To read more, click here.