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The Search for Planet 9 | Dr. Renu Malhotra | TEDxPortland

Move over Pluto – Is there a 9th planet in our Solar System? Dr. Malhotra and other planetary scientists have discovered the theory of Planet 9 after noticing that something was exerting a gravitational force on objects in the Kuiper Belt – an area of comets, the dwarf planet Pluto and huge icy objects beyond Neptune that encircles the whole solar system.

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An esteemed professor of physics, member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Malhotra is an esteemed astrophysicist. She has examined a wide variety of topics, spanning from extrasolar planets to the meteoric bombardment history of the planets. She has revolutionized our understanding of the formation of “Plutinos” and other small planets, as well as the orbital migration of giant planets. She cannot help us understand why man-buns are in style.

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