Newest Member of Our Solar System (Artist's Concept)

Newest Member of Our Solar System (Artist's Concept)

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This artist's concept shows the planet catalogued as 2003UB313 at the lonely outer fringes of our solar system. Our Sun can be seen in the distance. The planet was discovered by the Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory near San Diego, Calif., on Jan. 8, 2005.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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