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In this Caltech undated handout, a rendering of the farthest object in our solar system, Sedna, is seen. Sedna is a mysterious planet-like body three times farther from Earth than Pluto. NASA held a news conference  March 15, 2004 to detail the findings by a team of astronomers at Caltech led by Dr. Mike Brown.  (Photo by Caltech/Getty Images)

With Discovery of Dwarf Planet, Local Astronomer Says Scientists One Step Closer in Solving Mysteries of Outer Space

Could a recent discovery of a dwarf planet hint that a separate planet bigger than earth exists?

03/27/2014

(Images in red, green, and blue show the location of the newly discovered dwarf planet nicknamed "Biden."  Image by Scott S. Sheppard, Carnegie Institution for Science.  Used with permission)

Astronomers Announce Discovery of New ‘Dwarf’ Planet at Edge of Solar System

It’s official designation is 2012 VP113. The “VP” in the name inspired its nickname: Biden.

03/27/2014

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