We present an updated dynamical and statistical analysis of outer Oort cloudcometary evidence suggesting the sun has a wide-binary Jovian mass companion. The resultssupport a conjecture that there exists a companion of mass
orbiting in theinnermost region of the outer Oort cloud. Our most restrictive prediction is that the orientationangles of the orbit normal in galactic coordinates are centered on Ω, the galactic longitude of the ascending node = 319
, the galactic inclination = 103
(or the opposite direction)with an uncertainty in the normal direction subtending
2% of the sky. A Bayesian statisticalanalysis suggests that the probability of the companion hypothesis is comparable to or greaterthan the probability of the null hypothesis of a statistical ﬂuke. Such a companion could alsohave produced the detached Kuiper Belt object Sedna. The putative companion could be easilydetected by the recently launched Wide-ﬁeld Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).
Comets, dynamics; Celestial mechanics; Kuiper Belt; Jovian planets; Planetary dynamics3