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Elusive Planet Nine may be responsible for curious tilt of Sun: Study

Planet Nine, An Elusive And Massive Planet May Be Behind The Unusual Tilt Of The Sun.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Rahul Mishra | Updated on: 22 Oct 2016, 08:44:10 AM
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New Delhi:

A new study has claimed that the elusive planet, planet nine may be responsible for the unusual tilt of the sun.

Researchers have gone a step further while stating that it may be adding a wobble to the solar system. Thus, it provides the appearance of the sun being slightly tilted.

Planet nine, a massive planet at the edge of solar system, is nearly 10 times the size of Earth. 

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Scientists state that its angular momentum is having an out-sized impact on account of its size and location.

The other planets in the solar system all exist along a flat plane and their angular momentum keep the whole disk spinning smoothly.

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On the other hand, Planet Nine’s unusual orbit, adds a multi-billion-year wobble to that system. Mathematically, due to the hypothesised size and distance of Planet Nine, a six-degree tilt is a perfect fit.  

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First Published : 21 Oct 2016, 10:34:00 PM

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