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There's a goblin lurking on the outskirts of our solar system

And it could help prove the existence of Planet Nine.
an illustration of a planet

An artist’s conception of a distant Solar System Planet X, which could be shaping the orbits of smaller extremely distant outer Solar System objects like 2015 TG387

Roberto Molar Candanosa and Scott Sheppard, courtesy of Carnegie Institution for Science

There’s a lot more going on in our solar system than just the eight (or maybe ) planets you learned about in school. Space fans got a reminder of this yesterday when a team of researchers announced the discovery of a new dwarf planet nicknamed “The Goblin” on the edge of our solar system. The dwarf planet, which has a weird orbit, might provide further evidence for the existence of in a hard-to-study region of our Solar System called the Oort Cloud.

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