What astronomers call a ‘Super Earth’ has been discovered orbiting our sun.
The new planet is located 6-times further than Pluto. It was spotted thanks to the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope in Chile.
Some are skeptic – brown dwarfs, or cosmic bodies that never burn fusion at their core, have been seen as part of separate studies before. Wouter Vlemmings, an astronomer at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, said:
Until the nature of the source becomes clear, we have named it Gna. Unless there are yet unknown, but significant, issues with ALMA observations, we have detected a previously unknown objects in our solar system.