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The Hunt Is on for Planet Nine. Here’s How to Join It

come on people, let's all keep an eye out for Planet 9, Planet X or Nibiru, as the Sumerians called it 6,000 years ago...

The Hunt Is on for Planet Nine. Here’s How to Join It

The search is on for the ninth planet in our solar system, and everyone is invited to join the investigation.

Humans have been studying the cosmos for a very long time. As long as we've been able to look up, we've wondered where we came from and how we got here. It will take a lot to answer those questions, but a good start would be to solve the jigsaw puzzle of our own solar system. We know the sun hosts eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune (sorry, Pluto). Were there more at some time? Are any as-yet-unknown planets out there somewhere?

Scientists aren't quite sure about the first question. But it now looks like we have solid evidence that the answer to the second question is a resounding yes.

Related: NASA Announces Major Exoplanet Discovery

We know that because we've carefully examined the orbits of cold, distant space rocks and icy snowballs (known to astronomers as extreme Kuiper Belt objects) around the sun, and the math suggests that their orbits are being perturbed by the gravitational forces of some massive object.

This "perturber" — what astronomers now call Planet 9 — is believed to be about 10 times more massive than Earth. Most likely, it has a highly eccentric (elliptical) orbit around the sun that wavers between 250 and 1,200 times the distance from Earth to the sun. Given this oblong orbit, Planet 9 could be just about anywhere within a vast area of space — in fact, it could be just about anywhere in the sky. Some astronomers think they can narrow that down to a smaller swath of space, but it's hard to rule out too much of the sky.

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Reply #1 posted 04/13/17 6:16pm

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You'd have to have a seriously powerful telescope to see it I'm sure. I mean Mars looks like a red dot in the sky for most people. Even with a fairly good telescope Saturn is white circle with a thick white ring around and 4 little specks floating near it. Even with a good exposure time in astrophotograhy that's a big challenge. Webb telescope is due out next year I think, I would think that's the best bet but maybe it's earmarked for other things.

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Reply #2 posted 04/13/17 7:38pm

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not saying i'm worried, or any such, but the Sumerians were right about our solar system waaayy back then. and now it appears they were correct about nibiru, or Planet 9, Planet X etc.


since this is true, then a person has to wonder if they were also right about how Planet X causes massive tectonic upheaval on Earth when it draws near to Earth eek

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Reply #3 posted 04/13/17 7:38pm

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still not worried though smile

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Reply #4 posted 04/13/17 8:35pm

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Well at a 20,000 year orbit I think we're good.
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Reply #5 posted 04/13/17 8:58pm

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3,657 year, according to the old guys

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Reply #6 posted 04/14/17 3:42am

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Pluto is a planet. Interplanet Janet told me so

Image result for Interplanet Janet  pluto

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Reply #7 posted 04/14/17 4:20am

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then again, no need to dear Planet X when that no-brain election stealing genetically unstable orange haired halfwitted fuck monkey has his hand on the trigger. such a crafty new form of diplomatic relations!! lobbing BIG bombs here and there. that should show them

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Reply #8 posted 04/14/17 4:20am

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in my head, i never 'downgraded' Pluto


kpowers said:

Pluto is a planet. Interplanet Janet told me so

Image result for Interplanet Janet  pluto

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Reply #9 posted 04/14/17 7:21am

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Hell, I can't even see the stars. razz

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Reply #10 posted 04/14/17 10:13am

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Who has seen the milky way with their own eyes?

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Reply #11 posted 04/14/17 11:08am

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morningsong said:

Who has seen the milky way with their own eyes?




wave me! it's gorgeous

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Reply #12 posted 04/14/17 8:37pm

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boxed I haven't. It's a damned shame to.
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Reply #13 posted 04/15/17 7:19am

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you pretty much have to be far and gone from any kind of city or neighborhood light. the desert is a great place for sky watching

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Reply #14 posted 04/15/17 9:41am

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Yep taking a group trip to the Grand canyon for a night time view this summer. Definitely gotta go with a group if hanging out at night.
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Reply #15 posted 04/16/17 1:24pm

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morningsong said:

Yep taking a group trip to the Grand canyon for a night time view this summer. Definitely gotta go with a group if hanging out at night.

that sounds like fun!!

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Reply #16 posted 04/16/17 2:38pm

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XxAxX said:



morningsong said:


Yep taking a group trip to the Grand canyon for a night time view this summer. Definitely gotta go with a group if hanging out at night.




that sounds like fun!!




Should be great for some astrophotography.
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