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Newfound Dwarf Planet 'The Goblin' May Lead to Mysterious Planet Nine
Space.com ^ | October 2, 2018 10:01am ET | Mike Wall,

Posted on 10/02/2018 4:03:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin

2015 TG387, a newfound object in the far outer solar system, way beyond Pluto. The orbit of 2015 TG387 shares peculiarities with those of other extremely far-flung bodies, which appear to have been shaped by the gravity of a very large object in that distant, frigid realm — the hypothesized Planet Nine, also known as Planet X.

"These distant objects are like breadcrumbs leading us to Planet X,"

And 2015 TG387 is special among these bread crumbs, because it was found during a relatively uniform survey of the northern and southern skies rather than a targeted hunt for clustered objects in certain parts of the sky, Sheppard said. Targeted hunts can produce biased results — for example, the appearance of clustering where none may actually exist, he explained.

2015 TG387 has two dwarf-planet companions in the low-bias class, Sheppard said: 2012 VP113, which he and his colleague Chadwick Trujillo (who's a co-author of the new paper as well) spotted in 2014 as part of the same, ongoing long-term survey; and the relatively bright Sedna (because the whole sky has been searched to its level of brightness).

Sheppard and his colleagues first spotted 2015 TG387 in October 2015, using Japan's 26-foot (8 meters) Subaru telescope atop the volcanic peak Mauna Kea in Hawaii. The researchers nicknamed the object "The Goblin," because of the discovery date and the "TG" in the provisional designation.

It took the team three additional years to nail down The Goblin's orbit, which they did with the aid of observations by the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile and the Discovery Channel Telescope in Arizona.

2015 TG387 loops around the sun on an extremely elliptical path, coming within about 65 astronomical units of the sun at its closest point and getting about 2,300 AU away at its most distant.

(Excerpt) Read more at space.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: 2012vp113; 2015tg387; chadtrujillo; chadwicktrujillo; deusexmachina; kbo; planetx; pluto; thegoblin; tno; xplanets
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And by "planet nine" they mean planet ten
1 posted on 10/02/2018 4:03:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

let’s send Obama, SorozNazi with his evil kids, Flake, HilLIARy, Gore, Pelousy, Feinstein, and Fake Injun Squaw there!


2 posted on 10/02/2018 4:08:15 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicians aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: BenLurkin

Definitely. Planet Nine will forever be Pluto.


3 posted on 10/02/2018 4:22:08 PM PDT by CaptainMorgantown
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To: BenLurkin

2015 TG387 loops around the sun on an extremely elliptical path, coming within about 65 astronomical units of the sun at its closest point and getting about 2,300 AU away at its most distant.

That is way out there for our own Solar system. Pluto is about 40 AU out.


4 posted on 10/02/2018 4:28:23 PM PDT by Flick Lives
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To: BenLurkin

Or at least they should get their Roman numerals correct and call it Planet IX.


5 posted on 10/02/2018 4:34:16 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: CaptainMorgantown
Definitely. Planet Nine will forever be Pluto.

Most certainly! One of the first serious books I ever read (1969):


6 posted on 10/02/2018 4:51:29 PM PDT by C210N (Republicans sign check fronts; 'Rats sign check backs.)
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To: faithhopecharity

“let’s send Obama, SorozNazi with his evil kids, Flake, HilLIARy, Gore, Pelousy, Feinstein, and Fake Injun Squaw there!”

You monster. What did the inhabitants of Planet X ever do to us?


7 posted on 10/02/2018 4:57:12 PM PDT by unlearner (A war is coming.)
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maybe they sent us Obama in the first place?

or did he come from Romulus?


8 posted on 10/02/2018 4:58:01 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicians aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: faithhopecharity

Maybe this so-called “Gobblin” dwarf planet.


9 posted on 10/02/2018 5:10:17 PM PDT by unlearner (A war is coming.)
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ha! i will contribute the first thousand dollars to send him back there, so long as his puppetmeister SorozNazi is included in the ship’s ballast


10 posted on 10/02/2018 5:11:31 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicians aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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11 posted on 10/02/2018 5:17:09 PM PDT by fso301
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Eleven, counting the one right in front of his nose.


12 posted on 10/02/2018 5:18:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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2300 AU’s is far enough away nearby star’s could alter the orbit. It might be an interesting calculation to see if the Galactic black hole has more influence than the Sun’s gravity at that extreme distance.


13 posted on 10/02/2018 5:43:32 PM PDT by Nateman (If the left is not screaming, you are doing it wrong.)
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How is it we can identify planets billions of light years away but not one in our backyard?


14 posted on 10/02/2018 5:55:00 PM PDT by Mean Daddy (Every time Hillary lies, a demon gets its wings. - Windflier)
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We look at a star, and measure a decrease in brightness that corresponds to a planet passing in front of it.

We can also look for light reflecting off a large planet near its star.

Problem with Planet Y is it’s not positioned for us to observe that way, reflects too little light, and we don’t even know where to look.


15 posted on 10/02/2018 6:45:58 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (The Red Queen wasn't kidding.)
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To: SunkenCiv

*ping*


16 posted on 10/02/2018 7:27:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: BenLurkin

Well put.

https://www.freerepublic.com/tag/chadtrujillo/index


17 posted on 10/02/2018 10:55:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: BenLurkin

Kuiper Belt Object keyword:

https://www.freerepublic.com/tag/kbo/index

Trans-Neptunian Object keyword:

https://www.freerepublic.com/tag/tno/index


18 posted on 10/02/2018 11:20:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Mean Daddy
How is it we can identify planets billions of light years away but not one in our backyard?

Too far out to reflect enough sunlight to be detected.

19 posted on 10/03/2018 12:14:59 AM PDT by fso301
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Thanks, topic to be pinged later. :^)


20 posted on 10/03/2018 1:05:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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