Scientists have discovered a new planet in our solar system!
What's Going On?
On Jan. 20, 2016, two scientists had discovered a new planet roughly the size of Neptune, and orbits around the sun every 10,000-20,000 yrs. Records say that this new planet was knocked out of the planet-forming region around the sun, and now it lurks near our solar system. For years, scientists have been trying to find "Planet X", but now that they have found this planet, two planetary scientists (Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin) have now called the planet, "Planet 9". They are now doing more research about the new, mysterious planet, and soon the whole world will know more about "Planet 9"!
There have also been rumors spreading around that say Planet 9 will "hit Earth and kill us all". It also says that Planet 9 will be our new Nibiru (the planet that was supposed to destroy Earth in 2012). Maybe that will happen, and maybe it won't Who knows??
This is what all this big talk about Planet 9 is all about.
A Painting of "Planet 9"
This is a painting of the new planet that scientists have now called, "Planet 9".
Planet 9's orbit time
Just as it says in the picture, it takes Planet 9 10,000 to 20,000 years to orbit 1 time around the sun. That's about 70-90 times more days than Earth to orbit around the moon!
Planet 9 is our new Nibiru?
This is a painting of the picture of Planet 9 and another scene where a planet crashes into another planet, which is supposed to be Nibiru hitting Earth on 2012. Since that never happened, Planet 9 is our new predicted Nibiru.