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Scientists believe Planet Nine is 10 times the mass of Earth



The search for the elusive Planet Nine continues to hold scientists enthralled.

Scientists believe that the yet-to-be discovered Planet Nine could be 10 times the mass of the Earth and 20 times away from the Sun than Neptune.

Some believe that there may now be even more evidence than before that indicates that Planet Nine could be hovering somewhere on the edge of our solar system.

“There are now five different lines of observational evidence pointing to the existence of Planet Nine,” Konstantin Batygin, a planetary astrophysicist at Caltech, California, whose team is dedicatedly hunting for the distant world and may be closing in, said in a statement.

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“If you were to remove this explanation and imagine Planet Nine does not exist, then you generate more problems than you solve. All of a sudden, you have five different puzzles, and you must come up with five different theories to explain them.”

Previous doomsday theories about the distant planet speculated that Planet Nine could potentially be a harbinger of destruction, colliding with the Earth and ushering in an apocalypse..

However, according to NASA, if the alien world does exist, it will likely be located so far away that there will be “no chance” of a collision with Earth.



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