The study claims that the elusive Planet Nine could be an alternative form of gravity disguised as a planet

An artist’s impression of what Planet Nine might look like at the edge of the solar system. (Image credit: Shutterstock)

A new study suggests that the elusive Planet Nine, thought to be lurking somewhere in the outer reaches of the solar system, may not be a planet at all. Instead, what we assumed to be a massive object could be evidence of this gravity It doesn’t work like we thought it worked. But the new theory does not suit everyone.

the Planet Nine hypothesis, It was first proposed in 2016He argues that the unusual orbits of objects in the Kuiper Belt go beyond it Neptunewhich appears to have been pulled away the sunThis can be explained by the existence of an undiscovered ninth planet whose size is 10 times the mass of Earth. Astronomers have been searching for Planet Nine ever since. in spite of Searching nearly half of the night skySo far, they have come up empty-handed.

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