The 9th planet is to hide from our eyes somewhere behind the orbit of Neptune. The density of objects in the Kuiper Belt indicates the presence of a large object there, which disrupts the orbits of smaller celestial bodies. There, the asteroids move in elongated, elliptical orbits. Calculations indicate that there should be a rocky planet 5 times the size of Earth.
In recent years, many theories have emerged to explain the mystery of the events that take place beyond Neptune's orbit. One of them even mentioned the existence of a small black hole there, which attracts asteroids with its gravity and changes their orbits. Meanwhile, the explanation of the phenomenon of the 9th planet can be much more prosaic. At least that's what the latest research from the Hubble Space Telescope shows.
Astronomers observed an unusual planetary system that lies about 336 light years from Earth. There are two stars in its center. Interestingly, at the fringes of the system, scientists discovered a planet. HD 106906 b, because that is what it is called, is 730 times farther than the Earth from the Sun. It is worth adding here that Neptune is only 30 times further from the Sun than the Earth. We are talking here about the enormous distance of this planet from its parent stars.
But it is not everything. It takes HD 106906 to orbit Moviesider years. The planet follows a very elongated orbit that is very tilted relative to the plane of the gas-dust disk surrounding the stars. This shows that it is no wonder that it is not possible to see the 9th planet in our system when it could be so far away. Astronomers believe that the observed planetary system could be a model for our search for the 9th planet.
According to the analysis of the collected data, HD 106906 b formed closer to the stars, more or less in the place of the Earth, but in its orbit it came too close to the stars and was ejected by them by gravity at the borders of the system. Astronomers believe that it was the same with the 9th planet. First it was thrown near Jupiter, and he later pushed her further behind Neptune.
Such a theory may appeal to enthusiasts of alien civilizations who visit our planet. As everything indicates that the 9th planet could have formed near the Earth, in the so-called the ecosphere, it can therefore not only be a rocky object, but also biological life could form on it. Perhaps it was a civilization similar to ours. Later, the planet was ejected behind Neptune, where most likely life could hide below the surface and evolve there.
All these events could have taken place while life on Earth was still blossoming. So the building blocks of life or simple life forms could move between the 9th planet and ours. Perhaps the development of that civilization proceeded faster, and it was they who started life on Earth or genetically modified it, and now they come to us in their spaceships. And all this without having some incredibly advanced technologies, because they really only travel around our solar system.
All this is science fiction for now, but the increasing astronomical observations show us that solving many puzzles that keep scientists awake at night can be more prosaic than we think. Perhaps the new cosmic telescopes that will appear in orbit this decade will finally allow us to finally get compelling evidence to support some of the ideas.