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Old 09-27-2018, 04:07 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
There are about 100 other unnamed objects in our solar system - that are LARGER than Pluto. Why aren't they all planets?
I've done some searching over the past couple days, and try as I might I can't find any unnamed solar system objects larger than Pluto, and only 16 named objects (by volume; Eris is slightly more massive but has a smaller radius). Do you have a source for this? Even NASA says the largest unnamed object yet discovered, 2007 OR10, is "about one-third smaller than Pluto."


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Old 10-02-2018, 02:19 PM   #52 (permalink)
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There was a report on NPR this morning, about a new small object that they recently found a small object waaaaaaaaay out there. It is about 200 miles in diameter, and it has an asymmetrical and out of the plane, too. It's orbit takes about 40,000 of our years.

The other thing they mentioned, was that the best explanation for the irregular orbit of this new object (and many others out there) is that we may have a VERY LARGE planet even farther out.

The first thing I think of is, that maybe that large planet is that it may become a rogue planet?

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Old 10-02-2018, 03:44 PM   #53 (permalink)
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It was reported on Suspicious 0bservers too. The supposition there was that there could be hundreds of these.

The orbit is reported to be uncertain enough that it could be an extrasolar object. They could do a few loops before flying off again.*

*I'm starting to question if this is possible. Maybe not as a two body problem, but adding a third body?

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