A New Planet! Really?

Tim Bayer

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By Tim Bayer

The predicted 9th planet.

The predicted 9th planet.

Tim BayerBRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—1/25/2016—Maybe you’ve heard: there’s a new planet in our solar system. But wait: a new planet in our solar system hasn’t really been been discovered, yet. What has happened is that a new planet has been . . . predicted. More precisely, observations of the orbits of the objects in the outer solar system provide evidence of a giant planet out there, a ninth planet, circling our sun.

What I have for you this week is a short video that brilliantly condenses what is known and why some scientists studying the data believe that there may indeed be a 9th planet. This would be a planet that is so far beyond Neptune that it would take 20,000 years for it to complete one orbit of the our sun. However, there must be visual confirmation before you can update your astronomical charts with a ninth planet.

If you would like some humor before your science lesson, here’s a link to my previous post, “James Veitch’s Solid Gold Giant Gummy Lizard.”

(If you, yourselves, come across an entertaining link or video, I’d be interested in seeing it, and sharing it with my readers at Weekly Hubris. Please contact me at: Email: tim@demogrid.com.)

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About Tim Bayer

Tim Bayer, Webmaster, and Assistant Editor of Weekly Hubris, was born and brought up in Webster, New York. He attended St. Bonaventure University, earning a BS in Computer Science, and then worked in the hi-tech world. In 2002 he turned his creative energies to product development and video production with the release of his first independently produced products. When the demand for web site design (TBayer.com) and freelance writing increased, he once again switched skill sets . . . to writing and web work. An avid or, to be more accurate, rabid, disc golfer, he may often be found chasing plastic while in pursuit of the perfect round on a disc golf course, or designing and developing disc golf products for Demogrid.com. He says he “tries to find the humor hidden in everyday experiences, because life is too important to be taken seriously.” (Author photo by Tim Bayer)
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One Response to A New Planet! Really?

  1. Bill Bruehl says:

    Science has made this a great time to be alive.

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