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Astronomers announced in January that there was evidence that so-called Planet 9 – dubbed Planet X by NASA – existed beyond Neptune.

According to one theory, it was brought here from another star system by the gravity of the sun.

But new research has concluded it’s more likely that it formed in our solar system and was pushed to the fringes by our sun.

Researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK and ETH Zurich ran simulations of different scenarios, including that a planet from elsewhere was captured by the sun.

Yet they found that the likelihood of this happening was only one in six.

The study, published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, said: “Under the initial conditions of star-forming regions, only five to ten of 10,000 planets are captured in orbits that lie within the constraints of the planet 9 .

Richard Parker, one of the authors, said: “Even though the sun formed in a very hostile, very dynamic, very violent environment, in one of these densely populated clusters, it is still unlikely that he captured Planet Nine.”

This means the study found it was more likely to have formed like the remaining planets in our solar system, but was then pushed out by the sun to have a much larger orbit.

In June, separate research was published that Planet 9 might not exist at all.

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Even if the sun formed in a very hostile, very dynamic, very violent environment, in one of these densely populated clusters, it is still unlikely to have captured Planet Nine.

Richard Parker

However, a month later another research paper concluded that it was probably there.

There is even research suggesting that a planet 10 the size of Mars is lurking there.

The Planet 9 theory began when astronomers discovered that the orbits of a number of bodies in distant regions of the solar system had been disrupted by the pull of a yet unidentified planet.

Planet 9 is estimated to be four times the size of Earth and ten times its mass.

It would take between 10,000 and 20,000 years to make a single pass around the sun.

Planet 9, despite its nickname, should not be confused with the mythical Planet X or Nibiru, which according to conspiracy theorists will appear in the sky from September 23 and pass by Earth in October.

The theory, which has no scientific basis, says that the planet passes us every 3,600 years and the gravitational pull causes huge earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, threatening life on earth.

Thankfully, NASA has called the Nibiru myth an internet hoax and says we have nothing to worry about.

Arline J. Mercier