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‘Unknown Objects’ Could Be Planet Nine

'Unknown Objects' Could Be Planet Nine

     Astronomers have been hunting for Planet Nine — the large, mysterious body thought to lurk at the edge of our solar system — ever since researchers at Caltech published evidence of its existence last year.
By Sarah Kaplan
The Washington Post
4-4-17

Ordinary people have now joined the search. And they’ve made some intriguing finds.

Participants in a citizen science campaign hosted by the crowdsourcing program Zooniverse, and the BBC pinpointed four previously unknown objects in the outer solar system that could be candidates for Planet Nine, according to researchers at the Australian National University.

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