We now have a ninth planet, and it’s not Pluto.

Astronomers say that new evidences suggest of an unobserved planet that circles the sun once every 10,000 to 20,000 Earth years. They say that its size ranges between Earth and Neptune making it relatively a large planet.

According to Mike Brown, co-author of a new study in the Astronomical Journal, the discovery of the possible ninth planet “makes our solar system more like the other planetary systems we’ve been finding throughout the galaxy than it was before.”

Brown along with Konstantin Batygin found planet nine’s evidence when they encountered some strangely perturbed orbits in a part of space known as the Kuiper Belt (the area where Pluto is). Although this is still mere speculations, Brown added that within the next 5 years, the existence of planet nine could be confirmed.

Planet Nine (artist's depiction)
Planet Nine (artist’s depiction)

However, some theorist may have already predicted this earlier than Brown and Batygin did. Some of them said before that there are other large planets out there but they remain undetected because they are at the far-flung recesses of our solar system.

Nonetheless, whether this so-called planet nine does exist or not is still up for debate. Let’s just see in year 2021 if Brown’s prediction does come true. But the bigger question is, does it stop at nine or could there possibly be more planets out there just waiting to be discovered? Maybe, but then again, maybe not.

Check the video below and understand planet nine better:

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