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(Sep 06, 2012)
The star HR 8799 has 1 planet that orbits around 70 AU. Although this star 1.5 times the size of our sun. Pluto is 40 AU from the sun for some perspective.
(Sep 06, 2012)
Gtfo with spelling. It is possible to be beyond that distance and still be orbiting our sun. Oph 11 b an exoplanet orbits nearly 300 AU away and the star is only around 16% to 20% the size of our sun.
(Sep 06, 2012)
new poll up
(Sep 06, 2012)
so if it was beyond the Oort cloud it wouldn't even be orbiting our sun....it would just be....there.
(Sep 06, 2012)
The problems with everything you just posted are. 1: its Oort, not Ort. 2: Its still a theory that the cloud even exists. 3: Said cloud is also the proposed cutoff line for the suns gravitational pull.
(Sep 06, 2012)
But it's gravitational effects on the objects would be detactable. The planet would be so far out that the Sun, still the brightest thing in its sky, would still be the the size of an average star in our sky.
(Sep 06, 2012)
If a planet is much further out maybe beyond Ort cloud it would receive such a low amount of light it'd be almost impossible to see.
(Sep 06, 2012)
A 9th Dark planet is possible. I mean have you looked at the images from telescopes of Pluto, Makemake, Eris, or Sedna? There is such low light that they are barley visible.
(Sep 06, 2012)
And saying there is an unidentified planet has been the popular explanation for almost as long. Matthew Reilly's 7 wonders anyone?
(Sep 06, 2012)
Interesting article but I feel there are a lot more theories to be explored before the default mystery planet. We've known about abnormal orbits of objects in the Kuiper belt for a few years now (decade maybe?)
(Sep 05, 2012)
yea Im on Zaxs side for this one
(Sep 05, 2012)
Highly unlikely given that we are able to spot fairly small objects in the kuiper belt that a gas giant is hiding slightly further out.
(Sep 05, 2012)
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/05/120511-new-planet-solar-system-kuiper-belt-space-science/ 9th planet possibly out there waiting to be discovered.
(Sep 05, 2012)
Yea, was going to last night but never got around to it. Done now, its as small as its going to get
(Sep 05, 2012)
might want to make the banner smaller, having to scroll down to see anything is kinda annoying imo
(Sep 05, 2012)
I tossed it onto the forum page
(Sep 05, 2012)
Otherwise very flash.
(Sep 05, 2012)
Can you put the poll to show on pages other than the front page? Because I never look at it. I just have the unread threads page bookmarked.
(Sep 04, 2012)
better?
(Sep 04, 2012)
Since its a work in progress. How's it look to have the text brighter and not gray on a darker gray? Like the poll winning vote is extremely easy to read.