Tag Archives: Caltech

Mystery Object in Space Baffles Astronomers

Mystery Object in Space Baffles Astronomers - The Cincinnati Enquirer 8-17-1999

     “… astronomers have an unyielding mystery on their hands, something they have observed and pondered for three years, a point of light deep in the northern sky that appears to be like nothing seen before.”
The Cincinnati Enquirer
8-17-1999

Read more »

Read More

Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ Causing The Solar System To Wobble?

Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ Causing The Solar System To Wobble?
“Because Planet Nine is so massive and has an orbit tilted compared to the other planets, the solar system has no choice but to slowly twist out of alignment…”

     Astronomers can’t see “Planet Nine.” But it makes its presence known.

The massive hypothetical object, which supposedly looms at the edge of our solar system, has been invoked to explain the strange

By Sarah Kaplan
The Washington Post
10-20-16

clustering of objects in the Kuiper belt and the unusual way they orbit the Sun.

Now Planet Nine predictors Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown of Caltech, along with graduate student Elizabeth Bailey, offer another piece of evidence for the elusive sphere’s existence: It adds “wobble” to the solar system, they say, tilting it in relation to the sun.

“Because Planet Nine is so massive and has an orbit tilted compared to the other planets, the solar system has no choice but to slowly twist out of alignment,” lead author Bailey said in a statement.

Read more »

Read More