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Distinguished Lecture: Planet Nine from Outer Space
January 25, 20184:00 pm – 5:00 pm (CDT)

Distinguished Lecture: Planet Nine from Outer Space


Michael Brown (California Institute of Technology)


Kim-Vy Tran



Rudder Theatre Complex

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

The recent suggestion of evidence for a massive ninth planet in the outer solar system has set off a worldwide search to find this latest member of our planetary family. I will discuss the evidence for the planet and show how we are working to constrain the mass and orbital parameters of the body. I will also point out some of the unexpected features in the solar system that this ninth planet explains, including the obliquity of our sun. Finally I will show the latest results from the search for Planet Nine.

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