Dwarf Planet Discovered Beyond Pluto, Which Still Can’t Be A Planet

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In what’s probably some kind of merchandising with the FOX Network’s Cosmos, the Solar System has become more unknown. Astronomers have discovered a probable dwarf planet that orbits the Sun far beyond Pluto, in the most distant trajectory known. So get your pot ready because tonight, you’re definitely going to be smoking weed and talking about space, man.

The find is reshaping ideas about how the Solar System came to be. “It goes to show that there’s something we don’t know about our Solar System, and it’s something important,” says co-discoverer Chad Trujillo, an astronomer at Gemini Observatory in Hilo, Hawaii. “We’re starting to get a taste of what’s out beyond what we consider the edge.” The newfound object or planet’s official name is 2012 VP, but the discovery team has been calling it “Biden” for short, in reference to Joe Biden.

In a few years, after observations have pinned down its actual obit, the scientists will submit a name for consideration by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the organization in charge of celestial nomenclature. This newfound discovery could change everything we thought we knew about the universe. Creationists be damned because there is definitely a lot more out there than just us…

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