A dwarf planet with huge distances has been discovered: the discovery of the planet called The Goblin can redefine the boundaries of the solar system.
The diameter of the newly discovered dwarf planet is estimated to be only 300 kilometers and is circulating on a very elongated circular path. His closest position is 2.5 times far away from the Sun than the Pluto. In its most distant position, it reaches the outermost edge of the solar system, nearly 60 times further than Pluto, so it takes 40,000 years to bypass the Sun. The 99% of its circulatory trajectory is too faint to be visible – reads the website of the British newspaper The Guardian.
The new dwarf planet’s official name is 2015 TG387. This is the third dwarf planet after the Sedna and VP113 VP 2012, found in the outer solar system. This region, once considered cold, obscure, and empty, seems to contain a collection of exotic and extreme objects.
“We are just beginning to discover what the outermost part of the Solar System can be out there, and we think thousands of dwarf planets can be in the distant solar system,” says Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institute of Science in Washington, a member of the research team .
From the three explored dwarf planets, it seems that they are grouped together, suggesting that they have been brought together by a large, unknown object. Astronomers suggest the existence of the ninth super planet planet.
Astronomers discovered the Goblin in the ninth planet, a possible massive planetary research. The ninth planet is supposedly far behind Pluto in the mysterious Oort cloud. The planet has not yet been seen directly, but the Goblin seems to be under the gravitational effect of a huge, invisible object, which again confirmed astronomers to the existence of the ninth planet.
The discovery was carried out with a Japanese Subaru telescope with a lens diameter of eight meters, operating on the volcanic Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii. It is the only telescope in the world capable of taking pictures in the outer regions of the Solar System, while having a wide field of view.
“Other big telescopes are like looking at a straw, which is what they are aware of, but they are not suitable for discovering new things, because they have a field of vision for capturing too small areas,” Sheppard said.
Researchers are carrying out new observations in November hoping to discover more celestial bodies, possibly reaching the unthinkable ninth planet.