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The Brute-Force Search for Planet Nine

@article{Lawrence2020TheBS,
  title={The Brute-Force Search for Planet Nine},
  author={Scott Lawrence and Zeeve Rogoszinski},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2020}
}
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… 
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