Discovery Sedna image from Palomar Observatory.
panels show the first detection of the faint distant object
dubbed "Sedna." Imaged on November 14th from 6:32 to 9:38
Universal Time, Sedna was identified by the slight shift in
position noted in these three pictures taken at different
Credit: NASA/Caltech/M. Brown
The location and orbit of the new object is shown in context
with the orbits of the Solar System, known asteroids and
Kuiper belt objects, and the hypothesized Oort cloud
distant objects orbiting the Sun.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC-Caltech)