Brown and Batygin told about the discovery of the ninth planet of the Solar system
Scientists shared their impressions
21 January 2016, two scientists from the California Institute of technology, Professor Mike brown and Professor Konstantin Batygin has officially announced that they have found a ninth planet in our Solar system. According to their mathematical models, it is a gas giant like Uranus or Neptune, the mass of the discovered planet 10 times the mass of Earth, it rotates in an orbit 20 times larger than the earth and it requires from 10,000 to 20,000 years to make one complete revolution around the Sun. However, very reliable model of scientists has demonstrated and existing telescopes have not yet managed to see her.
Scientists have been very mixed on the nature of their activities and perhaps that is why they have achieved such amazing results. So brown has increasingly resorted to methods of observation and explores distant objects in our Solar system, whereas Batygin relies more on the laws of physics and mathematical calculations. Apparently, that tandem allowed the researchers to calculate the so-called ninth planet.
The figure shows how removed the supposed ninth planet from the Sun (California Institute of technology / artist R. Hurt)
“It’s actually quite real ninth planet” – shared his observations brown, Professor of planetary Sciences and astronomy. “Since ancient times this area was only discovered these two planets, and this will be the third. This is a very important part of our solar system, which we must discover and it is truly breathtaking.”
Brown also noted that the supposed ninth planet of its mass 5,000 times greater than the mass of Pluto, meaning it is large enough to exclude any debate on the subject of whether the detected object is a planet. In contrast to the small class of objects known as dwarf planets, gravity of the alleged ninth planet is dominant for the surrounding objects. Moreover, in his opinion, the effects of gravity stronger than all other planets in the solar system, which allows to call it the “planet of the planets of the Solar system”.
“Even though we initially configured quite skeptical about the very existence of this planet, we continued to explore the orbit of this object and its influence on our Solar system. According to their observations, we became more and more convinced that it exists”, — shared his opinion Konstantin Batygin, assistant Professor of planetary Sciences. “For the first time in over 150 years, we have obtained compelling evidence that the current map of the Solar system is incomplete.”