Mysterious Planet 9 may be ‘twisting’ the solar system, scientists say

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The findings will be published in the Astrophysical Journal this month.

The planet was first theorised in 2014 and cannot receive an official name until it’s existence is confirmed. That could take a while as the planet takes an estimated 15,000 years to orbit the sun, meaning astronomers will have to carefully watch a lot of space to find it.

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