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The hunt for Planet 9 -- a hypothetical, Neptune-sized object beyond Pluto -- has stirred the scientific community since last year year, when a pair of Caltech astronomers argued in favour of the idea. Those intrepid scientists -- Mike Brown, best known as the guy who killed Pluto, and Konstantin Batygin -- are currently spearheading a search for this elusive giant. Recently, a network of citizen scientists have followed suit. The problem, of course, is we still haven't found it. So what's it going to take?

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

The hunt for Planet 9 -- a hypothetical, Neptune-sized object beyond Pluto -- has stirred the scientific community since last year year, when a pair of Caltech astronomers argued in favour of the idea. Those intrepid scientists -- Mike Brown, best known as the guy who killed Pluto, and Konstantin Batygin -- are currently spearheading a search for this elusive giant. Recently, a network of citizen scientists have followed suit. The problem, of course, is we still haven't found it. So what's it going to take?