NASA’s New Planet Tyche
Scientists believe that a NASA telescope has picked up a new ninth planet. A bigger planet, A better planet, and a better name!
According to The Independent, the planet is named Tyche (–pronounced TY-KEE). It could be up to four times bigger than Jupiter, which is currently the largest planet.
Tyche is more than 15,000 times farther from the Sun than the Earth is. That’s making some astrophysicists think that Tyche actually used to revolve around a different star, but the Sun was so powerful it pulled Tyche in.
The International Astronomical Union will decide whether Tyche should be considered the ninth planet or if it needs its own special classification. They’ll also get the final say on the name.