EVIDENCE FOR A DISTANT GIANT PLANET IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM

@article{Batygin2016EVIDENCEFA,
  title={EVIDENCE FOR A DISTANT GIANT PLANET IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM},
  author={K. Batygin and Michael E. Brown},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={151},
  pages={22}
}
Recent analyses have shown that distant orbits within the scattered disk population of the Kuiper Belt exhibit an unexpected clustering in their respective arguments of perihelion. While several hypotheses have been put forward to explain this alignment, to date, a theoretical model that can successfully account for the observations remains elusive. In this work we show that the orbits of distant Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) cluster not only in argument of perihelion, but also in physical space… Expand

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