‘Super Earth’ really may be hiding at the edge of our solar system .

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  1. cerberus

    cerberus Well-Known Member Donor

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    WOW, a 'Super Earth' - I've never heard that one before! I know, I know 'tabloid drivel', but leaving that aside for a moment, the story has been officially promulgated by real live astrophysicists in the persons of Dr Scott Sheppard and Professor Chad Trujillo, so does anyone want to comment? Specifically, to say if you believe it or not? It's all in the link.

    https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/02/supe...ding-at-the-edge-of-our-solar-system-7999638/

    And proof, if proof were needed?

    https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/resources/15/earth-and-super-earth/
     
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    HonestJoe Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    That they’ve observed the orbits of several objects on the edges of our solar system which suggest they’re all being influenced by a gravitational force which could be explained by the presence of an as yet undiscovered planet in a very wide solar orbit? Sure, I don’t see any reason not to believe them. :cool:

    That appears to be something entirely different, about observations and hypotheses about a planet in another solar system.
     
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    cerberus Well-Known Member Donor

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    Go away, and take your gobble-de-gook doublespeak with you - you irritate me. But don't take it personally - all the others on the Science forum do as well. :evileye: :mrgreen:
     
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    HonestJoe Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    You literally asked for people to comment so you can’t really complain when people comment. :cool:
     
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    cerberus Well-Known Member Donor

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    Yes, but I didn't think anyone would! :roflol::nana: :hug:
     
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    A massive planet at the far edge of our Solar System is not an EXO-planet because they orbit other stars, not our Sun.

    As far as the math goes it has always been a reliable means to determine objects we cannot detect. The math established the existence of the Higgs Boson almost half a century before it's existence was confirmed by CERN.

    To put this into layman's terms if I saw a pattern of purchases on public transport, groceries and drinks at a local pub I could use the math to predict both the orbit and the existence of an object that I could name Cerberus.
     
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    HonestJoe Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Well I guess there’s really no end to the list of things you can be wrong about. :cool:
     
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    OldManOnFire Well-Known Member

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    Quite simply...there is much more that we do not yet know than what we actually know today. This further supports why the discipline of science, which does not close the books, remains open-minded to new discoveries...no matter how much they might challenge our current knowledge...
     
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    Do you reckon it's cold outside there?
     
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    cerberus Well-Known Member Donor

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    I'll readily confess to not being infallible because believe it or not, I was wrong once. :nod:
     
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    Its Nibiru
     
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    cerberus Well-Known Member Donor

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    Is it? Thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:
     
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    Nightmare515 Ragin' Cajun Staff Member Past Donor

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    Thread Closed, Rule 5. The Science Forum is here to allow members to discuss and debate science in a respectable manner. Threads created for the sole purpose of being argumentative are prohibited.
     
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