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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 month ago

Could there be a dwarf planets located between the sun and the Mercury?

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  • 1 month ago

    There was a few reported sightings of one such planet (tentatively named "Vulcan") - but it was later deemed a mistake.  Any planets/planetoids much closer to the sun would likely have spiraled in long ago, if any ever had existed.

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  • 1 month ago

    No,, it would have been discovered long ago.

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  • Clive
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    1 month ago

    If there were any, they would have been found by now.  And what is "the Mercury"?

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  • 1 month ago

    No. Vulcan does not exist. Once Einstein theory of general relativity explained that space time is curved by theass of the sin and that explains why the perihelion of Mercurys orbit is precessing rapidly, Vulcan WS no longer required. Vulcan would have transited the Sun's disc like Mercury and Venus do. There is NO dwarf planet inside Mercurys orbit. The MODIS and SOHO satellites would have seen it. 

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  • Nyx
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    1 month ago

    Nope. People have been looking for one now for a couple centuries.

    At best there was Vulcan, but it's now thought that the observer was in error, or it was a passing asteroid.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/11/15...

    https://nineplanets.org/hypothetical-planets/

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