Apr 13, 2017 03:52 AM EDT
For the longest time, students have been studying that the Solar System only has nine planets. In the recent years, there had been ongoing disputes on whether the ninth planet should truly be considered as a part of the Solar System. Since then, scientists only consider the Solar System to have eight planets. However, this information is sure to be disputed once again as there seem to be indications of another planet just at the outskirts of the Kuiper Belt.
A place known the ALMA, or the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array, is an international observatory that seeks to find new information not only about the Solar System but the entire universe as well. It Is It is powered by a single, yet very powerful, high precious telescope and is considered as one of the largest astronomical projects in the world.
Based on a report from Astronomy Magazine, ALMA seems to have found a small indication of a new planet just outside the Kuiper belt. Scientists call this new part of the Solar System as 'DeeDee'. There are a total of 12 photos to support this claim. The issue is that there is still too little information about this celestial body that scientists are still finding out which category it best belongs to. From the looks of this, the planet will be considered as a dwarf planet just like its neighbor Pluto.
The interesting thing about this is that this is not the first body which has been found in this region. A report from ABC Online has indicated that both scientists and other fanatics are on a frantic search to find the ninth planet of the solar system especially since finding 'DeeDee'.
A lot of people are still hoping that a new planet will be found and scientists have not placed an end to the search. In fact, there are a number of scientists that support the idea that the Solar System goes far beyond the Kuiper Belt.
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