Since Pluto has been retrograded from its planet status and Nibiru conspiracy theories became more and more popular, many started to focus on the outermost region of the Solar System in the search for Planet Nine which would be the same thing with the before-mentioned Nibiru, according to some. However, in a recent study, scientists discovered that Planet Nine might not be a planet but a disk of small space objects.
Planet Nine is imagined as a Super-Earth, a world more massive than the Earth, which orbits the Sun way beyond Neptune. Planet Nine conspiracy says that we can’t see it because it has a very elongated orbit around the Sun. Others think that Planet Nine is Nibiru, the legendary homeworld of the Sumerian gods, the Anunnaki.
The leading scientific theory that backs up the existence of Planet Nine says that the weird orbits of the space rocks beyond Neptune is as such because of mysterious gravitational pulls of a massive object lurking from the outermost regions of the Solar System.
Planet Nine Conspiracy: It Might Not Be A Planet But A Disk of Small Space Objects
“The Planet Nine hypothesis is a fascinating one, but if the hypothesized ninth planet exists, it has so far avoided detection. We wanted to see whether there could be another, less dramatic and perhaps more natural, cause for the unusual orbits we see in some Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs),” said Antranik Sefilian, the co-author on the new study.
A paper on the new study went live yesterday in Astronomical Journal, and it describes that Planet Nine might not be a planet but a disk of small space objects. According to the researchers, a cluster of small icy rocks with a total mass by ten times higher than the Earth’s is the Planet Nine, and it’s messing up the orbits of the TNOs.
Nonetheless, according to the scientists, the Planet Nine conspiracy just got bigger, since there’s also the possibility that both Planet Nine and the disk of small objects to exist.
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