Scientists Find Evidence for Ninth Planet in Solar System

Caltech’s Konstantin Batygin, an assistant professor of planetary science, and Mike Brown, the Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy, discuss new research that provides evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system.

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– Konstantin Batygin’s research:


– Artist’s concept and animation: Robert Hurt (Caltech/IPAC) & WorldWide Telescope

– Images: NASA, Keck Observatory, Cerro Tolo Observatory

– Motion graphics & editing: Caltech AMT

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