Sedna artist rendering

The 'dwarf planet' Sedna, is seen in an artist's rendering released by NASA on March 26, 2014. The bright object in the background is the Sun.

Credit:

Reuters / NASA / JPL-Caltech

Solar system orbits

Orbit diagram for the outer solar system. The Sun and Terrestrial planets are at the center. The Kuiper Belt (including Pluto) is shown by the dotted light blue region just beyond the giant planets. Sedna's orbit is shown in orange while 2012 VP113's orbit is shown in red. Both objects are currently near their closest approach to the Sun.

Credit:

Scott S. Sheppard, Carnegie Institution for Science

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