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The discovery images of 2012 VP113, which has the most distant orbit known in our Solar System. Three images of the night sky, each taken about 2 hours apart, were combined into one. The first image was artificially colored red, second green and third blue. 2012 VP113 moved between each image as seen by the red, green and blue dots. The background stars and galaxies did not move and thus their red, green and blue images combine to show up as white sources.


Orbit Diagram for Outer Solar System showing the orbits of the 4 gas giants (purple), the Kuiper Belt (dots), Sedna (red), and newly discovered planet 2012 VP113. Read more about the hunt for Planet X here:


New Dwarf Planet Found at Solar System's Edge, Hints at Possible Faraway 'Planet X' Discovery Images of 2012 VP113


Discovery of new dwarf planet hints at other objects in solar system

Discovery of new dwarf planet hints at other objects in solar system The movements of a newly discovered dwarf planet beyond Pluto's orbit, dubbed 2012 VP113, suggest that a mysterious frontier of the solar system may include a planet much larger than Earth.


Dwarf planet stretches Solar System's edge : Nature News & Comment This orbit diagram shows the paths of Oort cloud objects 2012 VP113 (red) and Sedna (orange), which circle the Kuiper belt (blue) at the Solar System's edge.


These images show the discovery of the new inner Oort cloud object 2012 VP113 taken about 2 hours apart on UT November 5, 2012. The motion of 2012 VP113 clearly stands out compared to the steady state background stars and galaxies.