Astronomers have discovered a ninth planet on the outskirts of the Solar system
While it “calculated” on the computer
In 2006, the Solar system lost one of the nine planets — Pluto stripped of planet status due to negligible size. But the discovery of American scientists threatens to return the ninth planet in the system — found a new celestial body, claiming the title.
The staff of the California Institute of technology Michael brown and Konstantin Batygin has published a paper in the reputable scientific journal “Astronomical journal” about his study, in which they “discovered” a new planet in the Solar system.
Celestial body has a mass of 5-10 times larger than our planet, and is about 20 times farther from Earth than Neptune. Despite the fact that Neptune is the most distant planet, until it 4300 million kilometers. Accordingly, before “the ninth planet” – about 8600 million. The problem is that open planet. while no one was looking through a telescope, it was discovered through computer simulation. However, the accuracy of such simulations is very high today.
The famous Russian astronomer Valery Shematovich, doctor of physico-mathematical Sciences, Institute of astronomy Russian Academy of Sciences, admits that americansociological may well be right:
On the periphery of the Solar system, beyond Pluto, there are so-called “Kuiper Belt” is a number of celestial bodies that are remnants of the materials used in the formation of the planets of our Solar system, to put it in a simple way. Scientists have long been studying this cluster, and they know that there are the body form, relatively close to spherical, and extends up to 1,000 kilometers in diameter. But this, as you know, substantially less than the diameter of the Earth is 12 742 km.
American scientists claim to have large body sizes exceeding our planet 5-10 times — I think it would be indirectly known — it would have led to certain gravitational perturbations. However, I fully admit that the assumption of Americans may not be familiar to reality — although this is all still only theory.
“Ninth planet” of the possible discovery of American astronomers are so named because in 2006, the status of the planet has lost one of the nine planets of the solar system — Pluto.
Planet Pluto “demoted” because of the small size — its diameter is more than 2 thousand kilometers. Comparable to the Pluto-sized bodies in the Solar system. Therefore, American “ninth” planet at least get the chance to be called a planet, as astronomers will be able to set its size.
While “on the outskirts of the Solar system”, in the Kuiper Belt (accumulation of rock-ice bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune) large bodies are not found.
Meanwhile, Feminists and ladies of our editorial Board require to call the new planet — if she really is — a female name. And then in the Solar system discrimination — the Earth Venus against six “men”.