+92 It's unlikely, but entirely possible for a 9th planet in our solar system to exist, but matching Earths orbit on the other side of the Sun so we can't see it. amirite?

by Anonymous 1 year ago

No it's not. We have satellites orbiting the Sun and that's been the case for many years.

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Plus, we already have a 9th planet. It's Pluto, and we owe it an apology... :D

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Boomer. Got him.

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Nerd. Got him.

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Fun fact: one of the ways planets have been discovered was by witnessing their gravitational effect on the other planets and determining there had to be something there. If there were a planet on the other side of the sun from us, we would have known before we ever sent telescopes out of orbit.

by Anonymous 1 year ago

If the idea is that it's in earth's orbital plane, that's easily disproven by preexisting observations and math. If the idea is that it's super distant, the planet would have an insanely fast orbital speed (to travel orders of magnitude greater distances in the same amount of time). That's highly unlikely that anything large enough to be considered a planet is also moving that fast _AND_ has avoided detection or even suspicion

by Anonymous 1 year ago

1. we already have a ninth planet. 2. gravitational measurements disprove this hypothesis. 3. satellites and telescopes disprove it even more.

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Pluto. Is the 9th planet

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Well, based on that logic there are actually 17 planets.

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Based, but you could even imagine a tenth planet that matches the 9th planet's orbit on the other side of the Sun. That would be crazier…

by Anonymous 1 year ago