May 12, 2017 01:52 AM EDT
Before 16 months, two astronomers named Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown proposed a new radical theory, i.e. there is a planet nine which is more massive than Earth but when compared to Uranus/ Neptune, it is smaller. This ultra-far off Kuiper belt objects, rather than having their own orbits arranged aimlessly, were both cleared off in one specific direction and tilted in a similar course. But what is the scientific truth so far?
According to Space, astronomers have come up with five new predictions, which can confirm the hypothesis that planet nine is there. In science, post-dictions are not considered as enough theory to prove something. New predictions need to be made for measuring the observations and lining them up.
There is a strange and unexpected alignment about planet nine. The first prediction is regarding this theory. It states that if the planet ninthly is real, then it should produce more and more distant objects with the existing strange, unexpected alignment. The second prediction says that the objects which are produced by the planet should have their own orbits which are tilted in the same direction as the original six.
Forbes reported that the third prediction is regarding a contrary to prediction number 1. It states that a small population of objects which is contrary to prediction number 1 will have orbits which are swept off in the same direction as planet nine. The fourth prediction states that these objects should have an orbital plane which should be titled in the same direction having some variability.
The last prediction about the planet nine is the most important prediction. It states that if planet nine exists, it should be detectable from the ground. A chance that there is a planet this substantial and enormous out there, it ought to reflect enough daylight even from the ground, at somewhere in the range of five times the distance of Pluto, and the telescopes ought to have the capacity to see it.