Skip to comments.A planet past Pluto? Astronomers redefine the solar system's edge
Posted on 03/26/2014 1:03:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Scientists at the Carnegie Carnegie Institution for Science announced Wednesday the discovery of a new cosmic neighbor -- a distant dwarf planet named 2012 VP113 that was found spinning in the depths of space well past Pluto. Its existence suggests there may be another actual planet out there, they said, a rogue giant ten times bigger than Earth orbiting in the distant blackness
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
I thought it was "Settled Science" that there is NO rogue planet orbiting in the distant blackness
Well if there is I say it gets name planet Palin. You can’t get much more ‘Rogue’ than that!
It’s not a planet and it’s not the first object of that size discovered beyond Plto. In fact the other object is larger. We’re finding these planetoids now because our ability to find such objects is just now reaching maturity.
“It’s not a planetoid. It’s a Space Station.”
That isn’t a moon...
Awwww Gee Not This Shyt Again!!! I have been hearing since I was a kid that there is a Planet X, there isn’t a Planet X and now again there might possibly is a Planet X! Anyone got a low mileage used Klingon Bird of Prey out there so I can settle this mess?
One thing is clear: Astronomers will have to rethink the cosmic limits of our solar system.
I am working with a group of youth, preparing them for Confirmation. Last week we set off to explore the universe. One interesting piece of information we discussed comes from NASA.
According to NASA, more is unknown than is known. We know how much dark energy there is because we know how it affects the Universe's expansion. Other than that, it is a complete mystery. But it is an important mystery. It turns out that roughly 68% of the Universe is dark energy. Dark matter makes up about 27%. The rest - everything on Earth, everything ever observed with all of our instruments, all normal matter - adds up to less than 5% of the Universe. When it comes to the oceans, we know only 3%.Nothing is "Settle Science".
I just checked and the Voyagers are out 127 and 104 AU now, so well past this guy.
Earlier on FR:
this was also cool:
According to one article the discoverers are having a little fun with the designation VP113. They’re calling it Joe Biden. Apropos I think since it’s a dwarf and orbits so far from the center of things.
|· join · view topics · view or post blog · bookmark · post new topic · subscribe ·|
|Google news searches: exoplanet · exosolar · extrasolar ·|
The term “settled science” is a political term in the current parlance; it used to refer to things like those erosion experiments in science class, or the use of vacuum to make water boil without heating it.
I remember in the latter example, one of my fellow corn-fed farm boys said, “how do you know he isn’t heating that from below?”
Distant new world may point to undiscovered planets in solar system
Todays discovery of dwarf planet 2012 VP113 suggests that many planet-sized worlds lurk undetected beyond the orbit of Pluto, maybe even a giant Super Earth
Thanks NYer. One of the traps people from all walks wander themselves into is the false idea that knowledge is complete. :’)
If Pluto can’t have that designation, then NOBODY new gets it.
The science of what is causing wobbles in Uranus’s orbit has never been solved, for years some have been saying there is an unseen gas giant that has to accounts for these wobbles, dwarf planets and Oort Cloud Objects are just too small for this.
So that’s where the projector is!!!
Simulations back up theory that Universe is a hologram
Gee, the new planet looks like a big red arrow.
Some in the scientific community would be much better served if they were up front about how much we don’t know about almost everything. But no one ever got a grant or published a book talking about all the things we don’t know (and may never know).
tiny quibble, the wobble was seen in Neptune; there are those who believe that a short series of observations more than a century old should just be thrown out. IMHO they probably indicate an undiscovered body moving in retrograde or more or less perpendicular to the ecliptic.
Wobbles in Uranus? Ewww, stop that!
Thanks ct. They’ve probably discovered this new one on the way in, it’ll swing round and head back out, and in no time be out beyond both Voyagers. :’)
Um, no. A definive count of objects in our solar system has never been settled science. But nice try.
If you get close enough it says “Eat at Joes”.
I thought Pluto had been demoted from planet status.
Exactly and I think this body also from time to time knocks object out of the Oorit Cloud and sends them hurling into our system as comets.
Does anybody know how to contact Zecharia Sitchin?
Are you saying there is a gas giant near.... never mind.
I don’t think there is an Oort cloud.
“A definive count of objects in our solar system has never been settled science. But nice try. “
Perhaps there is a consensus.
Hmmmmmm.... Maybe there are UFO’s and aliens from space. If this is the pink planet may the aliens are all guy.
She came from Planet Claire.
I knew she came from there.
She drove a Plymouth Satellite.
She drove it faster than the speed of light.
No I don’t think it is a gas giant more like a unseen ice covered rocky planet that orbits on a different plane.
Okay maybe I misspelled it then, a cloud of ice covered rocks that are beyond Pluto.
That is the correct spelling, but as I said, I don’t think it exists. It’s never been observed. There’s also the Kuiper Belt, which appears to be at least somewhat real, and includes the large minor planets (which now is said to include Pluto).
The consensus among astronomers is that they don't know what's out there and that technological advances in the field regularly lead to new discoveries.
No reputable scientist or group of scientists have ever said "There is nothing left to discover." Perhaps this is type of ignorance spewed by biblical creationists, but not science.
Planet X myth debunked
By Jean-Louis Santini
March 15, 2014 11:06 PM
Was she from the Ford Galaxy?
Ah yes...Scientists. The very people who WASTE MONEY chasing places that are beyond us, that they have NO real knowledge of..rather than focus their ambitions on things of value...like healing the planet we live on...and asserting themselves to being smarter than a chemical compound.
I’ve never heard anything of the sort from a creationist. Please site your source.
Yes thats true. Planet X was what it was referred to a year when I was young. This little 2012 VP113 isn’t big enough to account for the perturbation thats being observed I don’t think. Which is probably why this article refers to the still unknown larger planet.
This is exciting stuff.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.