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The Super-Earth that Came Home For Dinner


Possible ninth planet

An artist's illustration of a possible ninth planet in our solar system, hovering at the edge of our solar system. Neptune's orbit is shown as a bright ring around the Sun.

Credit: ESO/Tom Ruen/nagualdesign

It might be lingering bashfully on the icy outer edges of our solar system, hiding in the dark, but subtly pulling strings behind the scenes: stretching out the orbits of distant bodies, perhaps even tilting the entire solar system to one side.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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