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Two Planets May Orbit Beyond Pluto [Pic]

Hits: 3709 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: Science | Added by: drawman61
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pmarren
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 4423 Posts
Monday, June 16, 2014 6:12:05 AM
Hey Hey HEY! Back off the Tin-Hat Brigade... those are my people.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11645 Posts
Sunday, June 15, 2014 5:33:44 PM
You never know.. I've read some theories that our system may actually be a binary star system (brown dwarf).


No, you haven't.

You've read some highly implausible hypotheses, which is a very different thing.

Brown dwarfs emit infrared quite strongly. >99% of surrounding space has been scanned with a high degree of sensitivity by an infrared telescope. It found the coldest known brown dwarf 7.2 light years away. Every other known brown dwarf is hotter and could therefore be detected further away. It's highly implausible that a brown dwarf <0.01 light years away could have been missed.

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11758 Posts
Sunday, June 15, 2014 5:03:34 PM
@ 747Pilot
Dude you say you land planes in tornado conditions
your comment doesnt count

747Pilot
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1107 Posts
Sunday, June 15, 2014 12:50:13 PM
You never know.. I've read some theories that our system may actually be a binary star system (brown dwarf).

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11645 Posts
Sunday, June 15, 2014 10:25:58 AM
Ah, I think I've answered my own question. A *really* cold object wouldn't be detected by WISE.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11645 Posts
Sunday, June 15, 2014 10:15:42 AM
Which members of the tin-foil hat brigade have been saying that there's a fairly massive planet (or two) so far away that it (or they) can't have any effect on Earth?

Also, do you know how they explain the conflict between this idea and the findings of WISE, which rules out any object as massive as Saturn within 10,000 AU of Earth (Luhman, 2013 - abstract here)?

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 6207 Posts
Sunday, June 15, 2014 5:52:10 AM
Link: Two Planets May Orbit Beyond Pluto [Pic] [Rate Link] - You mean the tin-foil hat brigade might be right after all?


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