Planet Nine Stolen From Another Galaxy
A recent hypothesis suggesting that the highly theorized Planet Nine is actually an exoplanet from a neighboring planetary system that our Sun stole from another star is now proving to be a very real explanation to its existence in our galaxy…if it exists at all.
Astronomer Alexander Mustill from Lund University in Sweden, explained that the evidence is based on the strange alignment of rocky objects in the Kuiper belt, which seems to suggest that some kind of massive cosmic body is exerting a very strong gravitational force on them.
Mustill stated “What we were wondering is, how could you actually form a planet out there? Because the rest of the Solar System appears to be so compact, and then you have this enormous gap where there’s really not very much, and then a very large planet, nearly 10 times the mass of Earth. It seems a little implausible to us that you would just ‘create’ this thing out at such a distance.”
Although their results only show a 50% chance that this is how Planet Nine actually found its way here, Mustill is quick to point out that “this is the only exoplanet that we, realistically, would be able to reach using a space probe.”
The study has been published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters.