Penn Astronomers Discover a Dwarf Planet Candidate

Masao Sako and Gary Bernstein of Physics and Astronomy and Physics majors Paul Chichura, Paulina Destarac, Tongtian Liu, William Saunders, and Tarmily Wen, have found a dwarf planet candidate in our Solar System using data from the Dark Energy Survey.  This object is currently 8.5 billion miles away, making it the second farthest known member of the Solar System.  The analysis of the measurement of its size is underway.

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