Planet X called “the migrant” from interstellar space.
Astronomers have stated that the mysterious planet X could be the “outcast”, which was accidentally captured by the Solar system in the distant past.
About the findings of scientists reports Space.com.
According to researchers, the ninth planet was a “pariah”, which is freely floating in interstellar space and was not gravitational bound to any star. In the study, researchers analyzed 156 options like “pariah” with the Sun.
It turned out that about 60% of cases the planet-“the derelict” would have been ejected from the Solar system, while in 10% of cases she would be “taken” from another planet system.
However, in 40% of cases of “rogue” still could be a captured Solar system. At the same time, it would be a “soft capture”, in which no other planet of the system would not fall under the influence of a new companion or planet X might affect one or two neighbors.
While scientists emphasize that if planet X really was born outside the Solar system, it is unlikely to be greater than Neptune. In the case if the Solar system a closer celestial body, in size comparable to Jupiter, it would be reflected in the motions of the planets and their location.
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