Astronomers claim they have discovered an 'Earth-like’ planet in our solar system

Scientists always ask „Are we really alone?” They struggle with the idea that From weird alien theories to mole populations living beneath the Earth’s surface for centuries, every science buff has toyed with some sort of theory. However, it seems that these theories may now be resurrected.

Astronomers in Japan claim to have discovered an 'Earth-like’ planet in our solar system

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No, no progress has been made in digging up evidence of mole people, but Scientists have gained intel on a secret planet that may be hidden in our solar system and has uncanny similarities to Earth.

Last month, Japanese astronomers published their theory of an „Earth-like planet,” which they’ve dubbed „Planet Nine,” which they propose is cleverly hidden a few billion miles beyond Neptune.

The groundbreaking research was published in the Astronomical Journal and was conducted by Patrick Sophia Likavka from Kintai University in Japan and Takashi Ito from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. Scientists have delved deep into the Kuiper Belt in search of clues pointing to the existence of this mysterious planetary body.

So, what is the Kuiper Belt?

It is a vast ring around the Sun that contains many interstellar objects.

These objects include dwarf planets, asteroids, carbon-rich bodies, and volatiles such as methane and ammonia. Located immediately beyond the orbit of Neptune, this celestial repository orbits the Sun like the rest of our solar system.

The findings by Lykawka and Ito indicate that another significant body that humans should pay attention to is in the Kuiper Belt. This object exhibits „extraordinary” properties, including the ability to exert a gravitational influence on other objects, and may be considered a planetary candidate.

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According to Earth.com, the astronomers said in their report, „We predict the existence of an Earth-like planet. It is plausible that a primordial planetary body could survive in the distant Kuiper Belt, as many such bodies did in the early Solar System.”

While some astronomers doubt the existence of this planet, this new study does not suggest that a ninth planet may exist in our cosmic neighborhood.

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