Evidence of a Ninth Planet

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Caltech's Konstantin Batygin, an assistant professor of planetary science, and Mike Brown, the Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy, discuss new research that provides evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system.

Read the Caltech News Story: http://www.caltech.edu/news/caltech-researchers-find-evidence-real-ninth-planet-49523

Learn more about:
- Konstantin Batygin's research: http://web.gps.caltech.edu/~kbatygin
- Mike Brown's research: http://web.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown

- Artist's concept and animation: Robert Hurt (Caltech/IPAC) & WorldWide Telescope
- Images: NASA, Keck Observatory, Cerro Tolo Observatory
- Motion graphics & editing: Caltech Academic Media Technologies

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