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Planet Nine Hypothesis Takes a Major Hit in New Study

by Ryan Whitwam

It used to be easy to know how many planets there were: nine. It had been nine planets for an entire generation before scientists started rethinking what counts as a planet. Pluto is out, but some astronomers believe there’s a real ninth planet lurking out there. Others aren’t convinced, and the debate is starting to shift in favor of the planet nine

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