There are many rumours in the scientific world about establishing a mysterious 9th planet in the solar system, popularly referred to as ‘Planet 9’ or ‘Planet X.’ This planet’s gravitational effects would help explain the odd orbital actions of several artefacts in our planetary system.
Seth Jacobson of Michigan State University and associates in China and France have released new frameworks that aim to unravel the riddle of how our solar system developed, This study inadvertently suggests the existence of Planet X.
The group worked on a new theories to understand why our solar system’s giant planets — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune — have such strange orbits. According to the Nice model, the instability occurred millions of years ago just after initial dissipation of the gas disc that enveloped and formed the solar system.
Some scientists think that Planet X was rolled out of solar system in terms of this instability. If Planet X exists, it would orbit the Sun at a range of 39 to 78 billion miles. Another type of evidence for this is the unique geochemistry of Earth, which can only be produced by combining materials from outer and inner solar systems.
“It is too soon to say whether or not there is a so-called Planet X. What we’ve seen is an early claim based on designing from limited observations.” Jim Green, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division stated.
On the other hand, Caltech revealed mathematical proof that Planet X could perhaps exist in 2015. This Neptune-sized planet would have 10 times the mass of Earth and it would orbit the Sun approximately 20 times farther away than Neptune.