CalTech scientists think they have found a 10th planet!

Well, they say ninth planet, but we all know that Pluto is the ninth planet.

Caltech researchers have found evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system. The object, which the researchers have nicknamed Planet Nine, has a mass about 10 times that of Earth and orbits about 20 times farther from the sun on average than does Neptune (which orbits the sun at an average distance of 2.8 billion miles). In fact, it would take this new planet between 10,000 and 20,000 years to make just one full orbit around the sun.


Hello, Pluto!

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flyby of Pluto early Tuesday after travelling 3 billion miles on its epic journey — which lasted more than 9 years — to the dwarf planet.

New Horizons made its closest flyby at 7:49 a.m. ET, passing within 7,767 miles of Pluto, roughly the distance between Sydney and Seattle.