Dupla publishes 'carry out treasure map' in the search for the ninth planet in the Solar System

The pair about researchers who defend the hypothesis that they would be a ninth planet in the Solar System, as well as Neptune beyond, ends up releasing a new study they describe as a carry out treasure map: some building which would indicate where in the ass the supposed object is most likely.

The perform idea called Planet Nine was first presented by Mike Dark brown electronic Konstantin Batygin na

. The fashion for the discovery of Neptune, which had its existence mathematically predicted after the observation of certain unexpected deviations in Uranus’ orbit, the perform duo Caltech (California Institute of Technology) evoked the need for a massive ninth planet, in a very eccentric orbit (flat) electronic away perform Sol, to explain a certain pattern of distribution in the trajectories of several KBOs, English acronym for perform objects in the Kuiper belt (region that houses operating system planets-dwarfs Pluto electronic ris, among other smaller objects, remnants of formation perform Sun system).

The difference between operating system two cases that operating system astronomers David Sofa Adams electronic Urbain Le Verrier closed operating system calculations for the discovery of Neptune na 2016, electronic a planet was found by Johann Galle, perform Observatory over Berlin, na about September of that year. All such Planet Nine is still not found.

There is discussion in the astronomical community sony ericsson on such a grouping on KBOs that would indicate the existence performs such a planet true even or fruit on observational vision (scans discovering objects about preferential way in reason about where they are looking). In the new article, accepted for publication Astronomical Record no, Brown electronic Batygin reaffirm that they would not be visible enough to explain operating system standards electronic refine what would be operating system basic parameters perform astro hypothetical.

Celestial chart indicates location most likely to perform Planeta Nine. (Credit: Michael. Brown, T. Batygin)

Combining electronic simulations and probabilistic analysis, they say the Planet Nine has around 6.2 times the Earth’s mass, keeps some average distance performs Sun over 300 astronomical units (ie , is 300 times farther perform Sun than Earth) electronic has perilium (closest point perform Sun) at 300 UA. But the affliction (farthest point) would be a few 380 AU.

Like no one else he still found, u presupposition that he is close to aflio perform, when he would be less brilliant. According to the pair, the planet must be in a performance band close to the plan of the Milky Way. d that operating system two conduct their search, with the Subaru observatory, in Hawaii. Until now, zilch. However, the new study indicates that the planet would be within reach of several projects on whole-sky scanning, among them the one to be conducted by the Vera Rubin Observatory, a new facility in Chile that should start its activities between 2022 electronic 2022.

I think of the picture how a map perform treasure perform Planet Nine, says Mike Dark brown. Time to start the hunt, my fellow pirates, concludes, in good humor.

This column was published on Mondays in Folha Race.

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