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Será que os “cientistas cidadãos” já identificaram a localização do misterioso Planeta Nove?

Será que os “cientistas cidadãos” já identificaram a localização do misterioso Planeta Nove?
exército de cidadãos da comunidade científica tentando rastreá-lo. Já descobriram quatro corpos celestes que podem ser o planeta perdido. As possibilidades estão sendo investigadas pelos cientistas.
O planeta oculto e gigante pode ter uma massa 10 vezes maior do que a da Terra – e em sua órbita, ele levaria 10 ou 20 mil anos para dar uma volta ao redor do sol.
A Universidade Nacional Australiana (ANU) está investigando os quatro corpos celestes desconhecidos, identificados durante uma pesquisa planetária feita pela BBC, estrelada pelo Dr. Brian Cox.
O Dr. Brad Tucker, pesquisador chefe, disse que 60.000 pessoas de todo o mundo estão trabalhando na classificação de quatro milhões de corpos celestes.
Dr. Tucker disse: “Descobrimos pequenos planetas, como Chiron e Comacina, o que demonstra que nossa abordagem atual é capaz de encontrar o Planeta Nove, caso ele exista”.
No início desse ano, os cientistas descobriram mais sinais de que o planeta invisível realmente existe. Um deles foi a órbita incerta de dois “objetos trans Netunianos”, de acordo com os pesquisadores do Instituto de Astrofísica de Canárias (IAC), em uma colaboração com a Universidade Complutense de Madrid.
As órbitas dos asteroides 2004 VN112 e 2013 RF98 sugerem que os dois já foram um dia um asteroide binário que se separou após um encontro com um planeta que estaria além da órbita de Plutão.

The tilt of the Sun could be caused by undiscovered Planet 9

The unusual orbit of the hypothetical 'Planet 9' could explain one of the mysteries of the Solar System – why the Sun appears to be tilted. A team of scientists has said the angular orbit of Planet 9 would influence the orbits of the rest the planets in the Solar System – creating the 6 degree tilt we see. Planet 9, which is said to be about 10 times the size of Earth, has long been predicted to exist by scientists, but until recently there was no evidence for it. However, earlier this year a team at Caltech noticed several objects in the Kuiper Belt with unusual orbits. These unusual orbits could be explained by the presence of a massive planet sitting predicted to exist by scientists producing a gravitational effect on the objects. From the orbits of the Kuiper Belt Objects, scientists were able to work out the size and mass of the planet, along with its orbit around the Sun. Unlike the other eight planets in the Solar System, Planet 9's orbit sits on an angle of around 30 degrees compared to the other planets. By examining what effect predicted to exist by scientists, scientists found evidence to show its existence would explain the unusual tilt of the sun – a feature that has so far defied explanation. The team, from Caltech, are set to publish their study in the Astrophysical Journal. They presented their findings at the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences. All of the known planets in the Solar System orbit the Sun within a couple of degrees of each other, on a flat plane. However, this plane is at a 6 degree tilt to the Sun, making our star look like it is at an angle, when really it should all be aligned. Mike Brown, who predicted thepredicted to exist by scientistswith Konstantin Batygin in January, said: "It's such a deep-rooted mystery and so difficult to explain that people just don't talk about it." Read more: predicted to exist by scientists By carrying out mathematical calculations of Planet 9's orbit and the effect it would have on the rest of the solar system, scientists discovered it would explain the tilt of the rest of the planets – its angular momentum produces a force on the rest of the Solar System's spin. The 6 degree tilt fits with their calculations perfectly. "Because Planet 9 is so massive and has an orbit tilted compared to the other planets, the solar system has no choice but to slowly twist out of alignment," says Elizabeth Bailey, lead author of the study. "It continues to amaze us; every time we look carefully we continue to find that Planet 9 explains something about the solar system that had long been a mystery," Batygin added.

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