The ninth planet of the Solar system has been discovered!
Data from the WISE infrared telescope clearly indicate the existence of a ninth planet in our Solar system – scientists at the University of Louisiana are absolutely sure of this.
Astronomers believe that in our solar system there may be an incredible number of celestial bodies of different sizes, about which we know almost nothing. This includes planets and comets that move in long-period orbits. Proof of the existence of such objects will be crucial for all earthlings. Now scientists are on the threshold of the discovery of the Millennium, because they believe that they have discovered the ninth planet Tyche, which by all calculations should exist in our star system!
So it exists! But where did this most mysterious planet come from and why couldn’t it have been found earlier? It’s all about the Oort cloud, whose existence has been proven only theoretically. Astronomers believe that this is a giant cloud located at a distance of up to 1 light year from our Sun, which contains trillions of celestial bodies of large and small sizes. When the outer edge of the cloud is affected by the gravity of passing stars, celestial bodies break out of their orbits and rush through the universe. At the same time, their trajectory necessarily passes through our solar system. This is how comets appear within our borders.
This very Oort cloud originated at the same time as the Solar system , and thus the ninth planet Tyche. But the gravitational effect of two giants – Saturn and Jupiter – could throw Tyche to the farthest border of the system and exclude it from our field of view. However, recently, astronomers from the University of Louisiana reported that they have detected a moving space object that can only be a very large planet. Data collected by the WISE telescope (NASA’s infrared space telescope) indicates that the space body has a mass four times that of Jupiter and moves around the Sun in a very elongated orbit.
The existence of Tyche is theoretically possible, and assumptions about it have been made more than once, but no one has yet been able to prove this in practice. The very possibility that the Sun has another planet makes sense to scientists and even fits smoothly into the astronomical model of our system. For a long time, scientists have been puzzling over how to find the planet. Then it was decided to use infrared telescopes, since these are the only devices that can see cold objects that are located at such a distance from the Earth.
Scientists-astronomers John Matese and Daniel Whitmire from the University of Louisiana are convinced that the existence of a massive planet suggests itself when analyzing data collected by the NASA Observatory. THE wise infrared space telescope recently completed its mission, and the information it received while scanning the far reaches of the Solar system clearly indicates the presence of another large celestial body.
In fact, processing the received data may take several years. However, researchers are already almost one hundred percent sure that they have found the mysterious planet Tyche. The team of scientists suggests that the object is similar to the giant planets that orbit the Sun-Saturn and Jupiter, with the same asteroid rings and a similar atmosphere. The planet is mostly made up of hydrogen and helium and orbits our star at a distance that is 15,000 times the distance from the Sun to Earth.