Several anomalous features in the orbital distribution of distant Kuiper Belt objects have recently sparked suggestions of an unseen large planet (or two) orbiting beyond Neptune. I review the theoretical arguments and the prospects for the existence of unseen massive bodies in the distant solar system.
Serendipities in the Solar System and Beyond
- Pub Date:
- August 2018
- Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
- Based on an invited talk at the symposium, "Serendipities in the Solar System and Beyond", celebrating Wing-Huen Ip's 70th birthday, at the Institute of Astronomy, National Central University, Taiwan, July 2017