Planet 9 was calculated by changing the flight path of space ice. Their orbits are the same, which indicates the influence of some celestial body. The latest study can fundamentally change the whole idea of the solar system: scientists believe that it is not a planet, but a black hole.
So, scientists have long puzzled over the thought of whether the so-called Planet 9 actually exists. And recently, they have come to an amazing conclusion that breaks all previous stereotypes. A new study by British astronomer Jakub Scholtz and his colleague James Unvin says that the mysterious object is a primary black hole.
Primary black holes are also hypothetical. Their existence has not been confirmed scientifically yet. It is believed that they originated shortly after the Big Bang, and some may still exist today. A distinctive feature of such black holes is that they can be very small.
According to Scholtz and Unwin, this would explain the anomalous phenomena that are recorded in the Kuiper belt. In particular, why some small celestial bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune have unusual trajectories of motion, as well as an excess of microlensing events (a relatively short-term increase in the brightness of the star at the time when some massive object passes between it and the observer).
Today, the existence of eight large planetary objects in the solar system, and in addition several dwarf ones, has been accurately established. These include Pluto, Eris, Ceres, etc.
Formed as a result of the Big Bang, such black holes are called primary, and their very existence has not been proven yet. And at the same time, a significant part of the astronomer community believes that 80% of the entire Universe is made up of them.
According to scientists, the so-called primary black hole has a mass five times that of the Earth. The radiation of such a hole is insignificant, but around it, there may exist a halo of dark matter extending over several astronomical units.
The orbit of the Planet 9 (or blackhole) passes 20 times farther from the Sun than the orbit of Neptune.
But in practice, proving such a theory will be rather problematic, since scientists will literally have to track down this planet or catch a moving source of gamma or x-rays.
More interestingly, some astronomers believe: the 9th object of the solar system flew into it from the outside about 3 million years ago.