Astronomers are tuning into radio signals from Planet Nine aka Planet X, in order to pinpoint the elusive planet once and for all.
Planet Nine, Planet X, or Nibiru, as many others call it is believed to be on a 20,000-year-old orbit around the sun.
It seems that it’s only a matter of time before researchers detect and see the elusive planet nine. Not long ago, American astronomers made ‘shocking’ claims suggesting they believe they have finally discovered the mysterious planet, lurking at the edge of our solar system.
Astrophysicist, however, believe it MUST exist based on new calculations and perturbations in the orbits of other celestial bodies in our solar system.
Now, in a new effort to finally pinpoint the elusive planet, stargazers from around the world are working together in order to track down the ‘new’ planet in our solar system.
Regrettably, NASA cannot just point the Hubble Space Telescope out into space in hopes of finding it. Planet X, or Planet Nine is believed to be a ‘super-Earth’ due to its humongous size, but even its alleged size does not help us in our efforts to finding it.
The planet which according to researchers must exist is 75 times as far from the Sun as Pluto which means it reflects barely enough light for us to see it in the sky.
This is why, researchers from the McGill University in Montreal, Canada believe the ‘icy planet’ will still retain a small amount of heat from its creations and suggest this heat should be radiated out in the form of millimeter-length radio waves.
This enigmatic ‘background’ noise has already been picked up by researchers coming from Neptune and Uranus, and a planet the size of Planet Nine should definitely emit those types of waves too.
Now, a bunch of fancy telescopes have joined the search for planet nine and are searching the skies for these exact wavelengths, which could eventually lead us towards the cosmic hideout of planet nine.
But have we really found Planet Nine? Well, we are waiting for a confirmation
Well, the elusive planet has been ‘found’ several times in the past, and looking back at news reports from different news agencies, you’ll notice that over 30 years ago, planet x was believed to have been found.
The Washington post wrote about it in 1983:
“A heavenly body possibly as large as the giant planet Jupiter and possibly so close to Earth that it would be part of this solar system has been found in the direction of the constellation Orion by an orbiting telescope aboard the U.S. infrared astronomical satellite… ‘All I can tell you is that we don’t know what it is,’ said Gerry Neugebauer, chief IRAS scientist.”
In an article published in Newsweek on July 13, 1987, NASA disclosed that there may be a 10th planet orbiting our Sun. According to NASA research scientist John Anderson,
Planet X might actually be out there, but nowhere near our planets. The article from Newsweek states:
“If he is right, two of the most intriguing puzzles of space science might be solved: what caused mysterious irregularities in the orbits of Uranus and Neptune during the 19th Century? And what killed off the dinosaurs 26 million years ago.”
On October 23, 1996 an article from AP called “New rebel planet found outside the solar system” states the following: A new planet that breaks all the rules about how and where planets form has been identified in orbit of a twin star about 70 light years from Earth in a constellation commonly known as the Northern Cross.
The new planet has a roller coaster like orbit that swoops down close to its central star and then swings far out into frigid fringes, following a strange egg-shaped orbit that is unlike that of any other known planet.