The discovery of Planet nine is under a lot of heads these days. Some of them are having a point of view that this planet x doesn’t exist while others are of the opinion, that it does exist. Some scientists have discovered the planet using their computer simulations and also making good use of mathematical modelling. According to astronomy, since the ancient times, there were two true planet nines in the records, and this takes the count to three. They say that it is a real part of our solar system, but it is waiting to be marked.
This planet nine is 5000x the mass of Pluto, and that is pretty much huge to ignore. So, there shouldn’t be much debate about the existence of planet x. This planet isn’t like the smaller planet which is known as a dwarf planet, but it creates its own hegemony, in this milk way. Due to its enormous size, it covers more area than any of the known planets. With the help of planet nine, many hidden traits can be brought to light, the area of icy materials and debris, which is away from Neptune and they call it Kuiper Belt.
In the start of their profound and enriched research, scientists were of the opinion, that this planet isn’t true in nature but as they dig deep, they are starting believing that this planet, do exist like others, in the outer solar system. After a century and a half, there were questions that were asking, is our solar system complete? with the addition of planet x, to the habitat. And it was a big no. There were so many bumps in the theoretical road, which lead to the discovery of planet nine.
In the Kuiper Belt
In 2014, there was a paper published, convincing and saying that there are almost 13 faraway objects in Kuiper Belt, which resemble the traits of an obscure orbital. To highlight or make it easy for the readers, they offered the resemblance with the possible presence of dwarf planets. They thought that it couldn’t be true but it caught their eye.
The realm beyond the orbit of Neptune is the subject of intense study. Credit: NASA/JPL
Scientist started working on their theory, and it took them one and a half years to reach the point of faraway objects. They investigated the work with different angles. There were many contrasts in the way due to different beliefs in what can be seen and what physics explain. These friction opinions brought scientist under one roof, and they started to look out for more possibilities. There were so observations, which were brought to light, and theory challenged it and dismissed it on all costs. But without this resistance, there would be no planet x. This resistance paved the rock-solid grounds for planet nine.
The first Light
The first light, which tried to melt the ice was that there are many faraway Kuiper Belt objects. And not all of them are registered in the books. But this point of view couldn’t break the ice, as they would have to consider the size of Kuiper Belt, a hundred times more than it is today.
Now they were only left with the thought one planet. Their very first approach to the matter was to go for simulations. This simulation will involve a planet, in faraway orbit that surrounded the orbit of 6 Kuiper Belt objects. Planet x was looking like some kind of monstrous lasso, which bring them parallel. There this observation was close to putting an end to the case, but it was still missing something or bogus.
Scientist Runs Simulations
The scientist then came with an idea to run simulations with a gigantic planet in an opposing orbit. In this orbit, the nearest link to the perihelion, or the Sun is opposing across from the perihelion of rest of the objects called a planet. The faraway Kuiper Belt objects were observed right in this simulation.
Instant response, to this study, was it can’t be true. Because now planets travelling across each other will meet at some point and hit each other. To their survival, a system called the mean motion resonance, the opposing alliance orbit the planet nine was literally saving the Kuiper Belt objects from smashing into each other and keep them in a line. When orbiting objects come close to one another, they give and take energy. Such as if four orbits are made by planet x, a faraway Kuiper Belt object will make 9 orbits. So they will never come across each other.
Planet Nine Presence
The presence of planet nine shed more light rather than the alignment of the far way Kuiper Belt objects. This theory also explains the hidden orbits that both of them follow. The positive thing in their research was the proof that there will be an object in the Kuiper Belt on orbits coming at ninety degrees to the area of the planet. Scientists know that there are objects which are same. In the previous 3 years, spectators have traced four objects following orbit approximately along one ninety-degree line, via Neptune and one objects with other. When they matched the position, their hard work had yield productivity, and the alignment matched.
There are long questions, waiting to be answered about the natural existence of planet x. according to scientist theory, that the solar system started with four main planetary, which snatched every gas in their circle. And constructing four gas planets such as Neptune, Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter. With the time, they had many bumps with each other and thus reached on their existing location.
The Search For Planet Nine
Coming out from theory, scientists are searching for the physical presence of planet nine, in the space. They are having an approximate idea its orbit and lacking behind the exact location of this planet x, on the elliptical way. And if somehow, this planet came near to its perihelion, there would have been some proof via images taken by errands. If there was any chance of the existence of planet nine, many huge telescopes would have captured it, in their images.
Scientists are still giving it a try to find it in practical, apart from their theoretical work. Adding another planet, on behalf of Pluto.