The Seduction of the (Planet) X

The search for the ninth planet in the Solar System is on. Michael E. Brown, a researcher in planetary astronomy at Caltech is a servant of the 24th letter in the English alphabet, forever searching for the next big body in the Solar System, the yearned planet ‘X’. You most certainly did not miss the recent news: there is strong evidence of a ninth planet in our cosmic neighborhood. Professor Brown is no stranger of making a splash, in the year 2001 he announced the discovery of Sedna, and shortly later of Haumea, Makemake and Eris. In 2006 he was

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