Juliette Becker, a graduate student in LSA’s Department of Astronomy specializing in the burgeoning field of exoplanets, told a meeting of fellow planetary scientists that results of computer simulations she and her colleagues have conducted are consistent with a hypothetical Planet Nine.

At the annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Science on October 17, Becker said results of computer simulations show that a hypothesized Planet Nine would help stabilize trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) in orbits more than 250 times the size of the earth’s circuit around the sun.

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