Our early solar system may have been home to a fifth giant planet

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Our early solar system may have been home to a fifth giant planet

Message  gerardM le Mer 12 Aoû - 16:52

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A cluster of icy bodies near Pluto suggests that our solar system may have housed a 5th giant planet! The mystery planet may have “bumped” Neptune 4 billion years ago, causing the icy giant to jump into its current orbit and scatter a cluster of its satellites into the Kuiper belt.



Our early solar system may have been home to a fifth giant planet
Jumping Neptune solves Kuiper belt mystery
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