Icy planetoid found lurking at edge of solar system

Newly discovered object is one of the most distant bodies orbiting the sun

WANDERING WORLD  The newly discovered planetoid, 2012 VP113, moves against a backdrop of stars in these pictures taken at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.  This photo combines three images taken a couple of hours apart. The individual images of 2012 VP113 are colored red, green and blue.  It moved two-thousandths of a degree across the sky between the first and last image.

Scott S. Sheppard/Carnegie Institution for Science

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