Paper Boys

Episode 59

Is "Planet 9" actually a black hole?

New research proposes this strange, exciting possibility...

Astronomers have noticed a strange clustering of objects orbiting our solar system very far from the sun. Their grouping suggests that there might be a planet (dubbed “Planet 9”) responsible for this strange behavior. However, new research has proposed the idea that instead of being a planet, “Planet 9” could instead be a primordial black hole! Join us this week as Charlie dives into the paper behind this exciting proposition - and stay tuned to the end when Charlie blows James’ mind with the size of the black hole.

Check out the article on arXiv, available here and the article from Popular Mechanics here.

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