Thursday, December 20, 2018

New Discovery of the 'Most Distant Object' in Our Solar System

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New Discovery of the 'Most Distant Object' in Our Solar System

     Astronomers today announced the discovery of the solar system’s most distant resident, a tiny dwarf planet located at a distance 120 times farther than Earth is from the sun. The planet, given the provisional designation 2018 VG18 and
By Paul Voosen
nicknamed “Farout” by its discovery team, is pinkish in hue, reflecting an icy composition, and is likely some 500 kilometers in diameter.

Scientists first spotted Farout, seen above in an artist’s conception, with the Japanese Subaru 8-meter telescope located atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii on 10 November. ...

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