Scientists from the California Institute of Technology have announced they finally have “solid evidence” for Planet X, a true ninth planet on the edge of our solar system.
According to the Boston Globe, astronomers Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown believe the gas giant to be almost as big as Neptune and orbiting billions of miles beyond Neptune’s path — distant enough to take 10,000 to 20,000 years to circle the sun.
Officially dubbed Planet 9 by the two researchers, the ninth planet hasn’t been spotted yet. However, based on their mathematical findings and computer modeling, they anticipate its discovery via telescope within five years.
Once it is detected, Batygin and Brown insist there won’t be a debate similar to that of Pluto.
“All those people who are mad that Pluto is no longer a planet can be thrilled to know that there is a real planet out there still to be found,” Brown said. “Now we can go and find this planet and make the solar system have nine planets once again.”