February 27, 2016

The Ninth Planet


Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken;

-- - - Keats.

It Was Discovered By The Guy Who Killed Pluto

It‘s An Unbelievably Long Way Away: Even in astronomical terms, Planet Nine is staggeringly far away—its average distance from the Sun is 56 billion miles, over 20 times the distance from the Sun to Neptune, the most distant of the current planets. To put it another way, NASA’s New Horizons probe, which recently reached Pluto after a journey of nine years, would have taken at least 54 years to reach Planet Nine.

10 Amazing Facts About The New Ninth Planet - Listverse

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 27, 2016 9:10 AM
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Balboa don't scan.

It goes without saying that any Nasa probe mission (if they can take time off from outreach to muslims) to this planet has to be called Plan 9...

Posted by: Kinch at February 27, 2016 4:58 PM