Since the Pluto has been discovered as a ninth planet and downgraded from the planet. The discovery of planet has taken up a speed. Scientists from California University are claiming that they have recognized the 10th planet of the solar system. The team affirmed that it is 10 times mass of earth. They also state that this seems to be hiding beyond the orbit of Pluto. The New planet’s position makes it a little outer from the solar system.
We can see it in this way that planet nine has replaced by planet tenth at the exact location, where we were supposing planet nine to get discovered. The newly discovered planet has the probability of being a statistical fluke down is equal to nil.
We have discovered many dwarf planets but it seems that there are more to come from our solar system discovery. Kathryn Volk and Renu Malhotra from the University of Arizona have observed some unusual movement in the Kuiper belt. They believe that it could give a clear evidence of a tenth planet.
The Kuiper belt’s object is far away from our solar system. The solar system does not have any gravitational influence on the Kuiper belt’s objects. However, their movements can still get practiced by our scientist with the help of sky surveys. The object being large in size gave an indication to the scientist for the probability of the tenth planet.
However, if this prediction doesn’t prove to be right then it means there is any another large object which has some gravity influence and that is affecting Kuiper belt’s objects.
The search of ninth planet light up a hope in the scientist to believe that it is orbiting across 700 AU from the sun.
The scientist who has researched this tenth planet i.e. Volk and Malhotra believe that tenth planet is much closer to the solar system. They observed that the orbit of the Kuiper belt has been moved beyond 50 AU. They are also claiming that the size of an object is near to the size of Mars.
The other scientist is still trying to find a more reliable source for this discovery. They are wondering that if the planet is so close then how it can remain unnoticed for a long time.
While the scientists counter with the statement that there are so many stars in the space it’s really hard for any large object to behave this much strange. That’s what makes them believe in the existence of the tenth planet.
However, the real truth will surely come out after a passage of time but if this claim gets proved true this will be a quite big discovery.
Article by Garima.