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Artistic rendering shows the distant view from Planet Nine back towards the sun. The planet is thought to be gaseous, similar to Uranus and Neptune. Photo: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)

Planet 9 fever: scientists scramble for names, theories

Evidence of a ninth planet in Earth's solar system, recently discovered by California Institute of Technology researchers, has sent the space science community into a spin – and imaginations are once again looking out to the stars.

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