If our dual star is a difficult to detect brown dwarf or some other nearly invisible object within the Newtonian framework, our technology is just reaching the point where we now have the ability to spot low magnitude, distant objects. Indeed, the largest non-planet, non-moon object in our solar system was just found last year: Sedna, and the year before this, KX76 a body larger than Pluto’s moon was found. It was discovered after using virtual observatory techniques to comb through 18 years of data in 1-1/2 months.

While the probable location of our companion star (under Newtonian dynamics) is 20 to 30 times farther than Pluto, we are hopeful we will be able to narrow its probable location and possibly detect it within the next few years.