For several years now more and more scientists and astronomers are looking for the Planet 9 of the Solar System. Once the little one Pluto lost this privilege, many experts consider that, in view of the gravitational anomalies of Neptune and the Kuipier Belt, the effect of a great world far from the Sun would be the most obvious explanation.
Since more and more scientists are looking for this planet number nine, they have even discovered 12 new moons in Jupiter in the observations of the unknown and mysterious world.
What is clear is that, given the orbits of some objects called transneptunians, a good part of them located in the Kuiper Belt, beyond the orbit of Neptune, the most plausible explanation is that there is a planet in the confines of the Solar System whose gravity affects these rocks and planetoids.
The effects of planet 9 of the Solar System … If it exists
Already in 2003 it was observed that some of the objects of the Kuiper Belt described circular waves around the Sun, while others did so in the form of ellipses. Obviously, this was an anomaly that attracted the attention of the scientific community, although it was not until 2016 when it began to be believed that it could be the effect of a ninth planet.
If this planet exists that, to this day, has not been observed by any terrestrial telescope, it would be in the Outdoor Solar System, would be of considerable size and would be frozen, because it would barely receive sunlight.
Now, from the theories of a team of astronomers from the universities of Beirut and Cambridge, it is about explaining the phenomenon of the strange behavior of transneptunian objects. And these consider that, what others have believed a ninth world, would actually be a asteroid belt Large size.
If the combined mass of the supposed large asteroid belt is added, it would amount to about ten times that of Earth, enough to exert attraction on icy bodies and ‘damage’ their eccentric orbits.
Be that as it may, it is still a new hypothesis. That is, these effects, whether caused by a ninth planet with a huge orbit or by a large asteroid belt, have not been able to detect, observe and confirm today.
At the moment, one thing is evident, it is necessary to continue investigating, observing and theorizing until the true reason for this erratic behavior of the distant transneptunian objects is discovered.