Astronomy Cast Ep. 410: Planet 9 Facts and Fiction

Article written: 11 Apr , 2016
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The discovery of Planet 9 has caused a wonderful, confusing uproar and a flood of misinformation in the news and social media. We’ll sort out what we actually know, what things just aren’t true, and what things might be possible!

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  1. BlackWolfStanding says

    I was listening to the pod cast about what it will take to finding this 9th planet. So you are basically saying that major telescope would have to be dedicated to finding the planet? It could be still used for other things, but it would always need a major slice to look for this planet. Right?

    Any talk of sending a probe towards the region where planet 9 could be to help finding it?

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    Aqua4U says

    My first thought is.. how much data needs to be crunched to find Planet X using currently available info.? Is there a need(?) for doing something like ‘SETI at home’? i.e. a prog. to borrow unused CPU time from home computers?

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