(NEWS10) – There is growing excitement from researchers and astronomers alike who say there could be a ninth undiscovered planet beyond Neptune.
According to researchers at California Tech there’s evidence of a planet, larger than our own, orbiting in the outer solar system.
While researchers say we haven’t seen the planet itself yet, we’ve already seen its gravitational influence.
“We found that the only explanation we can come up with for some very strange behavior at the edge of our solar system is that there is a giant planet, a planet that’s ten times the mass of the earth that is much, much further out than Neptune,: said Mike Brown, Professor of Planetary Astronomy at California Tech.
Scientists say the race is on for astronomers who will want to be the first to see it. They say the discovery of “planet nine” was made through mathematical modeling and computer simulations.