Tor.com content by

Janine Veazue

There’s a Ninth Planet Floating in the Darkness Beyond Neptune

The scientists at CalTech have some bad news for those of you still holding vigil for Pluto’s reintroduction into your favorite solar system mnemonic. (My Very Energetic Mother Jumps Skateboards Under Nana’s, um…TBD.) A new paper in The Astronomical Journal produces new evidence which uncovers the existence of an icy gas giant planet, sized somewhere between Earth and Neptune, chilling far past the orbit of Pluto.

They are calling it: Planet Nine.

[Until, you know, we find it with a telescope and get to give it a real name.]