March 26, 2014
Our little corner of the universe just got a little more crowded.
Scientists at the Carnegie Carnegie Institution for Science announced Wednesday the discovery of a new cosmic neighbor — a distant dwarf planet named 2012 VP113 that was found spinning in the depths of space well past Pluto. Its existence suggests there may be another actual planet out there, they said, a rogue giant ten times bigger than Earth orbiting in the distant blackness.
One thing is clear: Astronomers will have to rethink the cosmic limits of our solar system.