Remember when the Solar System was simple? When did you learn to speak My very simple method simply accelerated the name planning ? Astronomers simply had to spoil it, did not they? Now our solar system is filled with dwarf planets and comets that mask asteroids and funny sounds of "lunar months," and we can not cope. Fortunately, the case of returning the planet's ages to the list looks solid, and we may not have to wait long to see it.
We can blame the astronomer Caltech Mike Brown for most of this mess. If you've ever been a fan of Pluto, he's the person you send beach tears for his role in downgrading from the planet.
But some of Brown's recent work may end up strangely compensating for the loss of Pluto. . Since 201
So why are we waiting so long? This is either there, or it is not. Unfortunately, hunting for a planet is not so simple. Astronomers could once satisfy their curiosity by tracking the penguins of light when they slipped through the skies like moths circling around the hearth.
But what of the mistakes in the dark, silently creep away from the floor? Placing them requires patience, a lot of detective work and a lot of statistical data.
Suspicions for the presence of hidden planets were raised for the first time when Brown and his colleagues saw bundles of objects in the cold areas of the Kuiper belt. t sit at all where they should be.
There are several reasons why this might be the case. Probably the expectations were false. Perhaps their knowledge of the Kuiper Belt (KBOs) bug had some errors. Or maybe … maybe … there was an invisible mass that swept their orbits.
Over the past few years, one after another, in the hope of the Planet Dev, will be the last hypothesis.
Collaborated with astronomer Caltech Constantine Batygin to create a new method for identifying the bias potential in individual measurements of the CCD
We can breathe with relief. Based on this latest analysis, there is a 0.2 percent chance that clusters of tiny icecaps just got together in their own way, which most likely pushed them out of alignment. Whether there is a Planet of the Dead, this suggests that the hypothesis is based on a solid foundation, says Brown.
Work in the reverse direction suggests that "something" can define itself as a planet. Earlier, it was believed that it had a mass about 10 times and four times more than the Earth, with an orbit that occupied this hypothetical planet 75 times further than Pluto.
Scratch it all. Based on the latest estimates, the Planet Dev is not that far, and is slightly scrawnier than we thought. "However, on the Earth's masses, the Ten Planets are probably very similar to the typical extrasolar super-Earth," says Batigin.
Thousands of computerized models have made the virtual equivalent of
it turned out to be a greasy Earth, now it turns out that she can follow an elliptical orbit, which sees that she earns from 400 to 800 astronomical units (AUs) from the Sun.
Orbita Pluto ranges from 30 to 50 AU. So while we are still talking a long journey to the sunny desert, this is not quite the mind-blowing scale we have imagined. However, the most distant object is still confirmed in the FarFarOut Solar System, at 140 AU.
Thus, the evidence for the new Planet Dev can be significant, but still largely indirect, until we are able to look far enough in
"My favorite characteristic of the Planet Devit's conjecture is in that it is verifying for observation, "says Batigin.
Well, it's never too early to start looking for him. How about what begins with the letter & # 39; P & # 39;
This study was published in Physical Reports and Astronomical Journal.