The existence of a planet beyond the orbit of Pluto has been claimed by the astronomers. This is an interesting distant object which is revolving around the Sun. It was thought that the planet is present on the edge of our solar system. When the astronomers were searching for the mysterious planet X, they found an immensely remote object. The remote object is named as the “Goblin” by the researchers. And this object gives proof that some Planet X exists. It is just a goblin planet, which is about 200 miles across. The remote object was first observed by Scott Sheppard and his team. The researchers belong to the Carnegie Institution for science.
The object was officially named as 2015 TG 387, which was noticed around the Halloween formerly three years ago. It took a time span of three years to reveal that it has an interesting orbit, stated Dr. Sheppard. He has initiated a pursuing investigation to search small planetoids on the outer rim of the solar system. He has a crucial interest in the Goblin because it is always covered by the giant planet’s surface. As we are having some giant planet’s in our solar system namely, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Since, 2015 TG 387 is far away, that it is impossible to calculate in terms of miles. Therefore, the researchers refer to the orbit of Goblin in terms of astronomical units(AU). Where 1 AU is equal to the distance between the Sun and Earth. The distance between the Sun and Pluto is around 40 AU. And the Goblin is measured around 65 AU.
The astronomers used the Japanese Subaru Telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, which made the discovery possible. The telescope is one of the giants and substantial telescope with its huge field of view. This new object has the largest orbit from all the immensely remote objects that are present beyond Pluto, said Dr. Sheppard. There may be thousands of bodies similar to the 2015 TG 387 on the edges of our solar system. But it is very difficult to detect them as they are far away from us, said, Tholen. David Tholen is a researcher from the University of Hawaii. It takes a time of 40 thousand years to complete a single revolution around the sun, and it never goes closer than 6 billion miles. Sheppard included that, there might be a million of bodies present. These bodies may be 30 miles wider and huge, with an aggregate mass equal to one-tenth of Earth’s mass.