Planet X: finding the Solar System’s invisible tenant

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The possible existence of an unknown planet in the limits of the solar system was announced in January. This announcement was based on theoretic calculations of the effect of a possible planet on the orbits of a series of smaller celestial bodies. This hypothetical planet is hard to find and hasn’t been observed yet, but it poses a series of interesting questions: What is this hypothetical planet like? What is the scientific basis for this announcement? Planet X represents the unknown in the Solar System, which continues to amaze us.

Physicist Ricardo Hueso, member of the Planet Sciences group of the UPV/EHU, shall host a talk under the title ‘Planeta X, en busca del inquilino invisible del sistema solar’ (‘Planet X: finding the Solar System’s invisible tenant’) March 16th at Azkuna Zentroa. This conference, which is part of the Zientziateka programme, will be in Spanish.

Zientziateka is a monthly initiative organised by the Chair of Scientific Culture of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU and Azkuna Zentroa to raise awareness of current scientific matters.

Tickets should be collected from the Azkuna Zentroa Information Point from 1 February. Tickets are free.

When

Start date:
March 16th, 2016
End date:
March 16th, 2016
Time:
from 19:00 to 20:30

Where

Venue:
Auditorio de Azkuna Zentroa (planta -1)
Address:
Pza. Arriquibar, 4
Town:
Bilbao

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