David Gerdes

These side-by-side images show the new minor planet 2013 QO95. The circled object in the left picture is roughly 200 kilometers in size and lies just beyond Pluto. The bright star in the image is too faint to be seen with the unaided eye. Images: Dark Energy Survey Ever wish you could spend your summer vacation exploring someplace cool? Undergraduate students Ross Jennings and Zhilu Zhang, both of Carleton College, got to explore one of the coolest places in the…