Planet X

Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Messages
28,008
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
though many would consider it planet 10. They've found something that might be the undiscovered bit of rock inside the solar system.

Weird Space Rock Provides More Evidence for Mysterious 'Planet Nine'

Since astronomers are finding exoplanets at an alarming rate using data pulled some three years ago, it does question why they are not using the technology to find stuff a bit closer to home.
 
Terryl

Terryl

Specialist Contributor
Messages
2,375
My Satellite Setup
OpenBox X5 on a 1 meter motorized dish.
And now a 10 foot "C" band dish.

Custom built PC
My Location
Deep in the Boonies in the central Sierra Nevada mountains of California.
Interesting but a bit wacky, if there was a black hole at the edge of the solar system, then we would be in orbit around it , not the Sun.
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Messages
28,008
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
Not really, a bowling ball sized black hole could have a similar gravity well as a small planet, so the barycentre could be the same.

There is really not much to distinguish between them, except the abililty to scoop up residual objects nearby , (where they disappear in a black hole, or might give out some light when they impact on a very cold planetary object after hitting a much larger radius).

It would be interesting to know if a large enough object captured by a small black hole affects its orbit/trajectory, since this might be a way to detect these things out there once 'Terryl's Oort Hotel and Vacation Complex with 2400/700 bar' is up and running.
 
Last edited:
Top