What does the newly discovered dwarf planet "Biden" have in common with Vice President Joe Biden? As our fun new infographic (below) shows, more than you might imagine.
Detected at the outer fringe of our solar system, the dwarf planet was officially designated 2012 VP113. But because of the VP in that alphanumeric designation, astronomers nicknamed it "Biden" after our flesh-and-blood VP.
Infographic by Jan Diehm for the Huffington Post.