Distant object pointed to ninth planet of the Solar system

Далекий объект указал на девятую планету Солнечной системы

The object has an extremely elongated orbit, small and large radii which reach 35 and 862 astronomical units.

An international team of astronomers using data from experiment Dark Energy Survey, has discovered a new TRANS-Neptunian object 2015 BP519. Observations of the orbit of the object showed that it was strongly inclined to the axis of the Solar system.

According to researchers, this could be due to the effect of a hypothetical planet X. the Findings of scientists were published on the website arXiv.org reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.

Scientists estimate that the object has an extremely elongated orbit, small and large radii which reach 35 and 862, respectively, astronomical units (an astronomical unit equals the average radius of Earth’s orbit). Moreover, the orbit 2015 BP519 54 degrees tilted relative to the plane of the orbits of the planets of the Solar system.

If the object were not captured during interstellar travel attraction of the Sun, he, like the vast majority of other TRANS-Neptunian objects, formed together with the Solar system and the orbit it should be in a common plane.

Calculations show that give it such a sharp slope couldn’t gravity any one of the eight “official” planets of the Solar system — and perhaps it is due to the influence of the mysterious Planet X.

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