2012 VP-113

Hunting For Big Planets Far Beyond Pluto May Soon Be Easier

2012 The Farthest-Known Orbit in the Solar System. Seen moving on the lower right, 2012 is thought to be a dwarf planet like Pluto.

Hello, Ice Ball: The Solar System’s Newest Distant Member http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/03/26/oort_cloud_revealed_2012_vp113_has_largest_perihelion_distance_known.html

Hello, Ice Ball: The Solar System’s Newest Distant Member

New research shows that two unknown planets could exist past Pluto's orbit in our solar system. Nothing catches curiosity more than the unknown. Give people a reason to be curious about your business on social media.

New dwarf planet in the Oort cloud changes picture of solar system.   Planet X theories revisited? Sedna and 2012 VP-113 seem to be making their closest approach to the sun at similar angles – which could mean that there’s a giant planet out there, tugging at both of their orbits in the same way. This ghost planet could be from 1 to 20 Earth masses, Sheppard said, though it’s still also possible that the dwarf planets were pulled there by the tug from a passing star in the sun’s early…

New dwarf planet in the Oort cloud changes picture of solar system

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Hello, Ice Ball: The Solar System’s Newest Distant Member

Astronomers have announced the discovery of an amazing object in our solar system: 2012 an icy body with an orbit so big it never gets closer th .

Astronomers have discovered a new distant dwarf planet, 2012 VP 113, that is the most distant known object in our solar system. It is part of the inner Oort Cloud with its closest point to the Sun in its elliptical orbit being about 80 AU (80 times the Earth-Sun distance - AU = astronomical unit). The object's orbit is perturbed enough to suggest the existence of a further, large planet-sized massive body

Gemini Observatory have discovered a new member of the dwarf planet in solar system, planet 2012

Astronomers known to have discovered a dwarf planet far beyond the orbit of Pluto and can only guess how it got there.

Astronomers known to have discovered a dwarf planet far beyond the orbit of Pluto and can only guess how it got there.

Stars over the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. Sheppard and Trujillo used the new Dark Energy Camera (DECam) on a telescope there to find the distant dwarf planet 2012 VP 113.

Hunting For Big Planets Far Beyond Pluto May Soon Be Easier

The High-Powered Dark Energy Camera developed by Fermilab is in it's second season of surveying the universe in Chile.

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day: Retrograde Mars

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day: Retrograde Mars

Retrograde Mars (annotated) - Mars takes longer to orbit the Sun, so Earth passes it about every two years, causing Mars to appear to reverse direction for a short time (retrograde motion) - Image : © Tunç Tezel (TWAN)

If planets were in the place of the moon…Helps me put the size of them into perspective. God is so creative!

If planets were in the place of the moon…

Funny pictures about If Other Planets Were In The Place Of The Moon. Oh, and cool pics about If Other Planets Were In The Place Of The Moon. Also, If Other Planets Were In The Place Of The Moon photos.

Star Factory Messier Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation the star factory known as Messier 17 lies some 5500 light-years away in the nebula-rich constellation Sagittarius. At that distance this degree wide field of view spans over 30 light-

La galaxie d'Andromède observée au-dessus des Alpes.

Andromeda Rising over the Alps : Have you ever seen the Andromeda galaxy? Although appears as a faint and fuzzy blob to the unaided eye, the light you see will be over two million years old, making it likely the oldest light you ever will see directly.

Birth Of A Giant Planet: Candidate Protoplanet Spotted Inside Its Stellar Womb

observation thought to show the birth of a giant planet By Chris Wood February 2013 Images of the gas and dust surrounding HD taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (left) and the NACO system on the ESO's VLT (right) (Image:ESO)

Happy April Fool's Day from APOD. Suiting Up for the Moon: Robert Nemiroff (Michigan Tech. U.): How will cows survive on the Moon? Lunar Grazing Module (LGM), a multi-purpose celestial bovine containment system.

Happy April Fool's Day from APOD. Suiting Up for the Moon: Robert Nemiroff (Michigan Tech.): How will cows survive on the Moon? Lunar Grazing Module (LGM), a multi-purpose celestial bovine containment system.

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