The TransNeptunians


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While we’re all familiar with the planets in our Solar System, few have heard about the objects that exist beyond Pluto. Here’s a brief history lesson on the Uranian Planetary System.

In his article “The Unknown Planets,” Charles Jayne begins to describe celestial bodies beyond our comprehension. He divides the Milky Way Galaxy into three different “Systems,” such as Halo and Disk. Further into his work, he starts to list the TransNeptunian “planets.”

Further back in time, German astrologer Alfred Witte knew there were certain factors about the horoscope that either didn’t make sense, or couldn’t be explained. He developed the “Handbook of Techniques of the Hamburg School of Astrology,” or what is known today as “Uranian Astrology.”

Witte hypothesized four “planets” with theoretical orbits beyond Neptune (Pluto had yet to be discovered) and named them Cupido, Hades, Zeus, and Kronos. Later in time, his contemporary, Hans Niggeman, proposed four additional “planets,” which became known as Apollon, Admetos, Vulcanus, and Poseidon. These eight bodies compose the TransNeptunians, TNPs, or “Uranian Planetary System.”

There’s yet to be any scientific corroboration of these objects because they’re so far away in the Kuiper Belt, at the outermost stretches of our Solar System. Astronomically speaking, the planets have bizarre patterns of movement, characterized by several brief periods of retrograde.

While science is getting close, we’re still a few years off from discovering the planets, but the headlines in astronomy are certainly starting to indicate that they could be real. But nobody knows for sure quite yet.

Maybe they’re their own solar system? Could they be exoplanets? Are they even real? Are we real? Who knows. Only time will tell.

 

Cupido
Hades
Zeus
Kronos
Apollon
Admetos
Vulcanus
Poseidon