Astronomers Find Evidence Of Two Undiscovered Planets In Our Solar System

2012 The Awakening

November 16, 2014 | by Stephen Luntz

Photo credit: Lexicon viawikimedia commons. The most distant of these outer solar system objects share a trait that hints at an unknown planet.

The possibility of a planet lurking in the outer reaches of the solar system has gained new ground, based on the orbits of recently discovered objects. There is a new twist to the latest evidence, however, with suggestions of not one but two large planets at mind-bending distances from the Sun.

The quest for a “Planet X” beyond Neptune has been going on for more than a century. Recently, two dwarf planets Senda and 2102 VP113 have been identified with orbits extending to distances hundreds of times further from the Sun than our own.

Distant as these orbits are, they are too close to be part of the Oort Cloud, a collection of comets that mostly orbit

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