(Washington Post) More than 7 billion miles away from the sun, out on the far reaches of the solar system, astronomers have spotted a planet-like object they’ve never seen before, and they’ve nicknamed it Biden.

Not that it has any real similarities to the vice president, other than a reddish tint and, arguably, its inclination toward the far-out. The name is more coincidence than anything and may be changed to something more official and mythological soon. But for now, Smiling Joe has his own celestial body — 2012 VP-113, which its discoverers have shortened to VP, or Biden.

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