March 3, 2011

'9th Planet' Tyche: Does It Actually Exist?

Kunio Sayanagi, Ars Technica


AP Photo

On February 14th, the UK's Daily Mail reported the possible discovery of a planet four times bigger than Jupiter and lurking in the outer solar system. From there, the story quickly spread like a wildfire on the Internet, seeing coverage by mainstream outlets including the Huffington Post and TIME online. The tone of various news stories varied from “Tyche, Giant Hidden Planet, May Exist In Our Solar...

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TAGGED: Astronomy Techniques, Comets, Oort Cloud, Solar System, Planets, Tyche

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