The debate about the existence of "Planet X"- A mysterious planet on the edge of a hypothetical solar system updated with new force as a result of computing a reputable astronomer.
Astronomer of the Brazilian National Observatory in Rio de Janeiro Rodney Gomez said that irregular orbits of small icy bodies beyond Neptune's orbit suggest that in the outskirts of the solar system planet turns, 4 times the size of Earth.
The presence of Planet X in our solar system, which is arguing for decades, has not yet been confirmed by anyone.
Gomez measured the orbit of 92 Kuiper belt objects — small bodies and dwarf planets — and reports that the six sites have rejected compared with the predicted orbit.
On Tuesday, he told the astronomers of the American Astronomical Society, the most possible cause of irregular orbits of a "planetary mass object", massive enough to affect the Kuiper belt objects.
He admitted that the planet must be four times the size of Earth — about the size of Neptune, and remain at about 1,500 times farther from the Sun than the Earth.
As possible can be an object, comparable in size to Mars, and reaching a distance of about five billion kilometers from Earth — close to the orbit of Neptune.
However, given the distance, being on Earth astronomers will be hard to even catch a glimpse of a possible new member of our solar system.
Even now (no longer a planet) Pluto hard to see because of the distance.
Rory Barnes of the University of Washington says Gomez, "stated a way to find how such a planet could form part of our solar system.
So yes, even though there is no evidence so far and I think the key is that it has shown us that there are ways to find the evidence. "
Hal Levinson of the Southwest Experimental Institute in Boulder, Colorado, said: "For me, it seems astonishing that a satellite of the Sun of the same small size as Neptune can have such an impact."
"But I know Rodney, and is convinced that he made a precise calculation."
Previous ninth planet, Pluto, is one of the largest dwarf planets of the Kuiper belt, and its size is about 1,400 miles wide (2,500 km, approx.).
He was demoted from its planetary status in 2006, because he could not fit all the criteria of the planet, namely, its mass is small in order to make its orbit from those around her objects.