The ninth planet was proposed to search for optical flares

Astronomers suggested that a Ninth planet could be black hole, which will be able to detect with a telescope Observatory, named Vera Rubin. According to the calculations of researchers, published on arXiv.org if the past is a black hole it will take a little celestial body, the tool will be able to see resulting in its destruction of the outbreak.

In 2016 scientists at Caltech’s Konstantin Batygin and Michael brown published an articlein which they presented indirect evidence for the existence of the famous Ninth planet. According to their hypothesis, its likely mass is 5-10 earth, while orbiting, it is from 300-1000 Sun in astronomical units (one astronomical unit equals the average distance from the Earth to the Sun). In this case, directly to see a celestial body so far failed — in his presence merely indicate anomalies in the orbital parameters of known objects in the Kuiper belt.

On the other hand, the researchers admitthat at roughly the same probability unusual behavior of asteroids and dwarf planets beyond the orbit of Neptune could explain the presence of a black hole. Amir Siraj (Amir Siraj) and Abraham Loeb (Abraham Loeb) from Harvard University suggested that black hole will be able to find on the optical signal. If one of the bodies of the Oort cloud gets too close to a black hole, it will be destroyed by its gravity, and by heating of matter there flash. However, this signal will be quite weak and to see it not everyone can telescope.

Therefore, the researchers decided to see if a similar outbreak to catch wide-angle observation telescope-reflector in the Observatory named Vera Rubin, which is now being built in Chile. It is planned that the instrument will see first light in the next year and will study the weak microlensing in deep space, and small bodies of the Solar system.

Astronomers have done the calculations which showed that the telescope will be able to register at least a few of these outbreaks a year. In this case, scientists will be able to confirm that the Ninth planet is a black hole, and further to determine its orbital parameters. In addition, if the planet Nine is a black hole surrounded by a magnetic field (the black hole has no intrinsic magnetic field, but it can occur in the accretion disk), then the synchrotron radiation from the substance around it can make the flash much brighter and therefore easier to detect.

Astronomers have long been suggestingthat the Solar system could be surrounded by small black holes — this could explain the excess of microlensing events. In addition, there are assumptions that formed in the early Universe black hole can be “particles” of dark matter.

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