Corpus ID: 216868908

The Brute-Force Search for Planet Nine

  title={The Brute-Force Search for Planet Nine},
  author={S. L. Lawrence and Zeeve Rogoszinski},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  • S. L. Lawrence, Zeeve Rogoszinski
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
  • A recent proposal for the detection of a hypothetical gravitating body 500 AU from the Sun (termed Planet 9) calls for a fleet of near-relativistic spacecraft, equipped with high-precision clocks, to be sent to a region where the object is suspected to be. We show that the technological constraints of such a mission can be relaxed somewhat, while improving the sensitivity: high-precision clocks can be avoided when the transverse displacement induced by Planet 9 is measurable with Earth-based… CONTINUE READING