Can “planet of 9” to be a black hole?

One of the most intriguing mysteries of astronomy is understanding that it distorts the orbits of celestial objects on the edge of the Solar system. Agree, the strange orbits of distant bodies and gravitational anomalies require explanation. So, the most popular explanation to date is the great, invisible, mysterious planet, dubbed “planet 9” or “planet X”. Although it has been hypothesized about the existence of “Planet 9”, astronomers still can’t find her. However, a new study suggests that in oddities at the edge of the Solar system to blame a black hole.

The mysterious planet 9 may be an unusual black hole

Something strange is happening at the edge of the Solar system

In June last year a new computer model scientists from the University of Cambridge and the American University in Beirut (Lebanon), showed that, in the end, “planet 9” may not be necessary to explain all of the oddities occurring on the edge of the Solar system. So, the accumulation of small icy bodies can affect the orbit of neighboring celestial bodies. However, according to a new study, the reason why we can’t see what is on the edge of our Solar system lies in the fact that it is a black hole.

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The authors of recent research Jakub Scholz from Durham University (UK) and James Unwin University of Illinois at Chicago (USA), do not only study the strange orbits of celestial objects, but a set of gravity anomalies observed in the progress of the Polish-American astronomical project to study dark matter through gravitational microlensing method called Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE). Both phenomena, according to the authors, can be explained by a new population of astrophysical bodies whose mass is several times the mass of Earth.

The primary a black hole

That body may be the primary black hole (PSD), which was formed during the first seconds after the Big Bang and somehow was captured by our Solar system. The authors believe this idea is as likely as the existence of “Planet 9”. Note that the presence on the edge of the Solar system as a black hole, and “Planet 9” will require a rethinking of how the planets formed, given that “planet 9” — free-floating object in the Solar system.

On the edge of the Solar system lies a mysterious object

It is interesting that, according to scientists, we offer primary a black hole may eventually be more observable than the previously proposed “planet 9”, albeit indirectly. According to Scholz and Unwin to NII of the image by the capture of the bursts of gamma radiation coming from microhalo was a black hole and composed of dark matter. Although currently, astronomers have no way to observe dark matter, it is believed that the interaction between dark matter and normal matter at the edge of the PSD will generate gamma”annihilation signals” that devices such as the Fermi space telescope or the Chandra Observatory X can detect.

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Have microhalo black hole can extend into the hundreds of thousands of miles from its center. However, can this black hole to involve the planet? If it is located in the same area as the intended planet 9, this means that the PSD is at a distance of more than 56 billion miles from Earth. This is less than a distance of one light year but pretty close in astronomical terms. So should I be concerned? According to the authors of the study reason to worry there. The fact that the primary black hole is much lighter in weight than normal black holes, which were formed in the explosions of neutron stars. The mass of the PSD, if it is on the edge of the Solar system, much smaller than the mass of our planet.

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