Is there another world on the edge of our solar system?
It has been widely debated among the science community for years, but now Nasa claims that Planet Nine does exist.
The space agency highlights five different lines of evidence pointing to the existence of the mysterious world, and says that imagining that Planet Nine does not exist generates more problems than you solve.
Researchers are now using the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii in the hopes of finding Planet Nine, and hope that its detection will also shed light on its origin.
Planet Nine was first theorised by experts from Caltech in 2014. And while the planet itself is yet to be found, researchers believe there is strong evidence it exists.
Dr Konstantin Batygin, a planetary astrophysicist at Caltech in Pasadena, whose team is closing in on finding Planet Nine, said: ‘There are now five different lines of observational evidence pointing to the existence of Planet Nine.
‘If you were to remove this explanation and imagine Planet Nine does not exist, then you generate more problems than you solve. ‘All of a sudden, you have five different puzzles, and you must come up with five different theories to explain them.’ Read More
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