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You read that right, researchers have discovered a gigantic planet that's ten times larger than Earthorbiting the sun at the edge of our solar system. It's called 2012 VP113 and along with up to 900 other objects, are orbiting in a similar formation. What this means is that a larger planet, called a Super Earth because of its size, may be creating a shepherding effect pulling these objects around with it. Continue reading for a video and more information.

According to The Daily Mail, "2012 VP113 was first observed in November 2012 and announced earlier today. It is the most distant dwarf planet to be found orbiting our sun. It is approximately 280 miles wide (450km) and orbits beyond the comet-rich Kuiper Belt in a region at the very edge of the system called the Oort cloud."









This entry was posted on 03/26 3:00pm and is filed under Science, Space .
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