9th Planet’s Orbit: What are the odds

On March 28th 2016, the Mail Online published an article that is titled Is there really a NINTH planet in our solar system? Scientists say they have even more evidence of mysterious world . Caltech researchers, Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown have found evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system. According to Caltech, the object, which the researchers have nicknamed Planet Nine, has a mass about 10 times that of Earth and orbits about 20 times farther from the sun on average than does Neptune The article refers to Professor Mike Brown of Caltech, as one of the scientists behind the January 2016 announcement on the 9th Planet. In the January announcement the orbit of the 9th Planet was presented at low eccentric value as follows:

Figure 103- 9th Plant Orbit - Caltech Jan 2016

Early February 2016, I sent a message to Konstantin Batygin at Caltech informing of the research I had published back in 2009 and replicated a good deal of it on this website.


In March 2016, Prof. Mike brown at Caltech claimed that he’s found further evidence to support the discovery of the 9th Planet of the solar system. In his tweet, he published the hypothetical orbit of such a planet with a different and higher eccentric value than Caltech earlier paper in January 2016. It showed as per the following sketch, which
Figure 109- Path of 9th planet according to Clatechinspired me to wonder about the odds !! Not only has the 9th Planet’s orbit a look alike trajectory of 0.9 eccentricity, to what I published in my book More Than 60 Minutes- When Earth Stands Still,  back in 2009 and uploaded on the this site on the internet back in 2012 , but it also enjoys the same 30 degrees angle downward in the same direction relative to the plane of the eight known planets of the inner solar system.

Figure 30- The long and short cycles of the mPlanet

Caltech and I still differ on the orbital cycle. While Caltech scientists estimated 10,000 to 20,000 years an orbit length, my estimation that is based on geological, geo physical and ancient texts precise a 3,562 years duration for the longer part and a 52 years duration for the shorter one going around the Sun. This brings the orbital length to a total of 3,614 years. The double of which is 7,228 years or the Long Count as the Maya called it. The Aztecs believed that a new cycle could be born on a 52-year boundary count. They used to run a grand festival every 52 years in anticipation of the birth of a new Sun. That can only be realized, if Earth stops spinning about its axis for some time and the night grew longer than normal for a couple of days. The Earth Spin page on this site explains in a simple introduction what drives planet Earth to spin about its axis; speed up at times, slow down at times, stop spinning, or reverse spinning.

About T.Niazi

Tarek S. Niazi holds a Bachelor degree and a Master degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science respectively. He worked at IBM for twenty-five years in various positions. As an entrepreneur, he established and ran investment, consulting, and project integration services companies. Niazi’s interests run the gamut from geology to history, astronomy to theology, and most of the sciences, including physics. His global travels have given him a deep appreciation for the mosaic of life and culture on Earth.
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