The Best Guess at What 'Planet Nine' Looks LikeGeorge Dvorsky4/08/16 11:30amFiled to: Astronomyspaceplanet ninekuiper beltsolar systemscience7314EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkSimulated structure of Planet Nine. Temperature values are shown in Kelvin. Image: Christoph Mordasini, Esther Linder, University of BernThe astronomical community is abuzz with the possibility that a ninth planet exists in the far reaches of the solar system. A new study by European scientists imagines what this hypothetical planet might look like, revealing important insights as to how we might actually find it. To quickly recap, astronomers haven’t actually proven the existence of Planet Nine, but its existence is inferred by the unlikely orbits of distant Kuiper belt objects. This data strongly suggests that something is way out there far beyond Pluto, leading scientists to wonder what it might look like and how we might ever be able to find it.