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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : March 27, 2017, 11:43
Duration : 01:41

Australian astronomers launch public search for Planet 9

Australian National University is launching a public search for elusive Planet 9 as it has released thousands of images for the public to trawl through to pinpoint its location. The project to find "Planet 9" is led by ANU astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker, and will require the help of passionate stargazers who could be the first to set eyes on something no human has seen before,report said.

Planet 9 is predicted to be a super Earth, about 10 times the mass and up to four times the size of our planet. It's going to be cold and far away, and about 800 times the distance between Earth and the sun. It's pretty mysterious." Tucker added that he expects people to also find and identify other mystery objects in space, including asteroids, comets and dwarf planets such as Pluto. He said if anyone finds a unique mystery object, they will be able to name it -- however not after themselves. The ANU said it would release further details about the search for Planet 9 in coming weeks.
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