There is a mysterious object orbiting our Sun, but scientists have no idea what it is. However, its existence may prove there is ANOTHER world bizarrely orbiting our sun, beyond Neptune.
The idea that there is a giant world lurking somewhere eon the outer edges of our solar system has spiked the interest of scientists for decades.
According to the Washington Post: “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 do not know what it is,’ said Gerry Neugebauer, chief IRAS scientist.”
An article published in Newsweek on July 13, 1987, NASA disclosed that there might be a 10th planet orbiting our Sun. According to NASA research scientist John Anderson, Planet X might 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? Moreover, what killed off the dinosaurs 26 million years ago…”
In addition to the numerous clues experts thought to have found in the past, in 2008, Japanese researchers announced that according to their calculations, there should be an “undiscovered” planet at a distance of about 100 AU (astronomical units) that has a size of up to two-thirds of the planet Earth.
For years, astronomers have found small clues which point to the possibility there may be a mysterious planet lurking undetected in the farthest reaches of our star system, beyond the orbit of Neptune.
Now a new study has shown there is a bizarre new object with a fascinating strangely titled orbit that sends it high above the flat orbital disc of the rest of the solar system.
This newly discovered object, which researchers still have no idea what it is has been named Niku after the Chinese for rebellious.
The existence of Niku indicates that similar celestial objects may have been pushed away or pulled into strange orbits by SOMETHING much larger orbiting our sun beyond Neptune.
When researchers spotted indications of Niku, they first thought it might have been Planet Nine that astronomers around the globe are searching intensively for in the last six months.
Speaking to New Scientist, Dr. Matthew Holman, astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics said: ‘It suggests that there’s more going on in the outer solar system than we’re fully aware of.’
Researchers indicate that Niku and other similar objects may have been sent into anomalous orbits around the sun by another undiscovered planet like Pluto or Ceres. However, so far, they have not found any evidence of that which according to scientists is exciting since there could be something ‘new’ waiting to be discovered in the outer edges of our solar system.
Writing in a paper published in arXiv.org, researchers said:
‘The mechanism causing and maintaining this common plane is still unknown.The detection of additional high inclination objects in future surveys will provide additional clues as to the dynamical origin of this population.’