Newly-discovered world on the edge of the solar system could lead us to Planet X

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Newly-discovered world on the edge of the solar system could lead us to Planet X

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A newfound object nicknamed "The Goblin" lurking in the far reaches of our solar system could be yet another clue that points us toward the discovery of the theoretical Planet X, or Planet 9 — a large world thought to exist well beyond Pluto's orbit.

A new study, submitted to the Astronomical Journal, details the discovery of the new object, officially named 2015 TG387, which takes about 40,000 years to make a full orbit of the sun. The possible world joins the ranks of other relatively small objects in its part of space.

And lead author of the study Scott Sheppard believes there are thousands of these extremely distant objects with elongated orbits around the sun.

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