Does Planet 9 Exist?

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A planet has been predicted to orbit the sun with a period of 10,000 years, a mass 5x that of Earth on a highly elliptical and inclined orbit. What evidence supports the existence of such a strange object at the edge of our solar system?
Huge thanks to:
Prof. Konstantin Batygin, Caltech
Prof. David Jewitt, UCLA
I had heard about Planet 9 for a long time but I wondered what sort of evidence could support the bold claim: a planet at the very limits of our ability to detect one, so far out that its period is over 60 times that of Neptune. The planet 9 hypothesis helps explain clustering of orbits of distant Kuiper belt objects. It also explains how some of these objects have highly inclined orbits - up to 90 degrees relative to the plane of the solar system. Some are orbiting in reverse. Plus their orbits are removed from the orbit of Neptune, the logical option for a body that could have ejected them out so far. The fact that the perihelion is so far out suggests another source of gravity was essential for their peculiar orbits.
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Sep 13, 2019




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Tomi Hour ago
Pink circle on Uranus ? Somebody's been bleaching
jgh fun-run
jgh fun-run 5 hours ago
What happened to my Veritasium subscription????!!!! I click on this vid, and it's not there.
Jack Thompson
Jack Thompson 10 hours ago
Old man big hands is just a hater
ANDREASRIAL 11 hours ago
The Egyptians, the Mayans, the Aztecs and no big telescopes, at the end... amazing results.
Murder Doll
Murder Doll 13 hours ago
1:49 Hehehe... Ehehaha... Discovered Uranus....
Nick OGS
Nick OGS 13 hours ago
Gustavo XD
Gustavo XD 14 hours ago
You mean planet 10.
BenjamUniverse 14 hours ago
They got rid of Pluto just so they wouldnt be proven wrong when they claimed people were crazy for believing in Nibiru aka Planet X.
No Body
No Body Day ago
Wakanda existential crisis is this
why does he have no forehead it unsettles me wtf
Azam Shamil
Azam Shamil Day ago
I think planet9 or planetx is nothing but a Blackhole lurking ouside the oort cloud. Bad idea.
Justicar333 Day ago
Yep, it's called Pluto. Now planet 10 we are still looking for, but the math looks promising.
Chewy V
Chewy V Day ago
You would think that using a computer model of orbiting planets with planet pushing all the other planets to the opposite side of its orbit would give them a clue of where it could be orbiting ... I mean you have a computer model showing you exactly what you can expect ...
Mr. Bhatti Official
Does a trebuchet can through an object fast enough to escape earth?🤨🤨🧐 If yes how big it would be???🤯🤯🤯 I wants to know it very badly 😏
Ani Jose
Ani Jose Day ago
7:23 "The pink circle is Uranus" Haha Noice toit.. I will see myself out...
Matthew Payne
two additional dwarf planets orbit past past Pluto. One is bigger then Pluto. So if Pluto becomes a planet again. we will be looking for planet 11.
Titan Methane Moon
You earthlings are so cute. Us space bodies know planet 9 is there
aa Day ago
15:15 I vote David Bowie for the planet 9's name
Akhanyatin Aten
interesting, none of them mentioned primordial black holes. there was a recent influx of articles in my feed that postulated that planet 9 could maybe be a PBH
grendol 2 days ago
1:Mercury 2:Venus 3:Earth 4:Mars 5:Jupiter 6:Saturn 7:Uranus 8:Neptune 9:Pluto I get it, I am in the old school camp regarding Pluto being called a planet. What you are looking for is what I called Planet X (X=10) back in the ‘80’s.
Sami Kemppainen
Sami Kemppainen 2 days ago
Like for David Bowie
ashish sharma
ashish sharma 2 days ago
Another damn fine video
Ruben Pinamonti
Ruben Pinamonti 2 days ago
Didn't know it was Bill Nighy who found the kuiper belt
Mark Farrington
Mark Farrington 2 days ago
I would only be sad that David Bowie wasn’t around to appreciate having a whole planet named after him. I mean that’s next level stardom...
veseli K8&sk8
veseli K8&sk8 2 days ago
yusuf red
yusuf red 2 days ago
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Sayeedy's Asylum
Sayeedy's Asylum 2 days ago
I'm here right after I heard that planet 9 is actually an ancient black hole 😟😟😟
Minotaur 14 hours ago
Sayeedy's Asylum nigga explain
AnyName322 2 days ago
When he said me and my partner not sure if boyfriend or actual just work partner. I hate current times.
Ajlani Mahdi
Ajlani Mahdi 2 days ago
Fantastic planets and where to find them
Johnny Sparkleface
Don't look in all the places where you won't find it. I hope that helps.
BenBRockN 3 days ago
What if the entire gravity of all objects in our solar system is being affected by Planet 9 kinda like the intermediate moment of inertia video. The solar system is moving forward in space on its greatest moment of inertia, and Planet 9 sometimes flips the orbits of Kuiper belt objects.
Karen Collins
Karen Collins 3 days ago
Can we please make Pluto planet again
valgeir80 3 days ago
Blink 182 missing a lead singer.
undeadbobop 3 days ago
planet 9 will be considered a rogue exoplanet by scientists
Mark George
Mark George 3 days ago
I thought I heard an add add having add I looked for the add but the add add was too late. The new add showed up. So having add I wanted to Look at the add website sight.
randomstring 3 days ago
-Is that that great question? -That's a great question. Just kidding, thanks for working on this=)
braden7180 3 days ago
Derek asking all kinds of great questions . . .
Plasmo20 3 days ago
time . 11:11 . this seems related to the linked discussion about flipping spinning bodies . ruvid.net/video/video-1VPfZ_XzisU.html
beardalaxy 3 days ago
i'm down with calling planet 9 "bowie"
beardalaxy 3 days ago
Zar Kaztick
Zar Kaztick 4 days ago
If IT does exist, the people will call it: Planet 9
Planet 9
Planet 9 4 days ago
Alice Eliot
Alice Eliot 4 days ago
Yes, it's called "Pluto".
Daniel Wisehart
Daniel Wisehart 4 days ago
Did you see the article MIT Technology Review did on Planet 9? There are some astronomers who suggest it might be a miniature black hole: www.technologyreview.com/s/614441/is-planet-9-actually-a-primordial-black-hole/
Shubham Anand
Shubham Anand 4 days ago
I just love how that blushing like an anime girl. 😍
Kamran Bashir
Kamran Bashir 4 days ago
Just zoom out google earth and get the picture of the planet... duh!
Peter Mozuraitis
Peter Mozuraitis 4 days ago
Not to diminish Constantine’s work and enthusiasm but I feel like he embodies one of the most powerful human impulses; to seek out and explore the horizon, to discover the next chaotic unknown. Whether it be a prehuman hominid ape or a 21st century physicist he has that instinct to find the next untouched shore. Whether or not there is a ninth Planet, regardless of if he finds it I’m glad there’s people like him always searching
Bill Rich
Bill Rich 4 days ago
There is a wrong way to orbit...?
deathchilde 4 days ago
"Who found the kuiper belt?" 'i found the kuiper belt' "Whhhaaaatt!? Sucks to be you. Others get to name their discoveries like a floating rock. You found a whole bunch of them and it's named after a dead guy" Some guy could just randomly predicts a 2nd belt and then get it named after him before ever being found. *Note: works better if your name is respected in the particular field*
SuicideBunny6 4 days ago
*Sometime in the future* "So what are the planets of the solar system called?" Well, there's Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and David Bowie
pricken2000 5 days ago
0:57 That's a mix of Steve from smash mouth and Elon Musk
Zan. 5 days ago
Your wide angle lens is giving me a headache.
Ben Williams
Ben Williams 5 days ago
so every 10,000 yrs human race is wiped out and restarted? by Ninethians?...last great flood was around 10 thou years ago..so are we due to see this Planet 9 soon? fks youtube has just created more questions than answers!
Christian Mathison
"That's a great question "
Schpankme Verimuch
*WHO INVENTED THE SPACE ENTERPRISE?* It was the Judaeo-Freemasonry Vatican (Jesuits) instituted Heliocentricism (a corporation that has fooled billions of people) as the next centuries ticked by these science fiction stories began entering the major Universities (all faith based); from this point on the people were taught to replace Faith with Theory (pretend). ... 1543 - Jesuits invent Theory Heliocentricism 1582 - Jesuits invent Heliocentric calendar (Pope Gregorian calendar) 1651 - Jesuits invent Moon features (Selenography) 1763 - Jesuits invent Theory Atomic Energy 1809 - Jesuits invent Theory Transmutation of Species (see Theory of Evolution) 1923 - Jesuits invent Theory Missing Link (bones lost molds prove find) 1931 - Jesuits invent Theory Big Bang (another ejaculation into the virgin source) ... Lets recap Judaeo-Freemasonry sell two (2) products: 1. HEAVEN, this Faith based religion called Christianity 2. SPACE, this Theory based religion called Heliocentricism ... *Question: What year did Religion (faith) allow Science (theory) to take over the Space ENTERPRISE?* i58 . servimg . com/u/f58/19/39/28/69/blue_m11 . jpg (remove spaces)
Dutch Star
Dutch Star 5 days ago
Pluto is still a planet you jerks
Brendan Cull
Brendan Cull 5 days ago
Yes it does, It's called Pluto!!!
LairOfEvil 5 days ago
well, my contribution to naming any solar objects will be small, but keeping with deities convention for planets, I would propose a name Vesna :) slavic godess of life
Nitro 5 days ago
I want planet 9 to be found just so it can have the coolest name ever!
Dejan Nagl
Dejan Nagl 5 days ago
The old guy talking about how theres slim to no chance there's a 9th planet..."Go look up in NASA archives 2012 & even earlier 2009 their official released statement regarding their detection of said 9th planet.
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