Just discovered! “Farout”, the Farthest Object Ever Seen in the Solar System

Those poor objects stuck in size between asteroids and true planets.
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Just discovered! “Farout”, the Farthest Object Ever Seen in the Solar System

Post by fred8615 » December 18th, 2018, 2:58 pm

Astronomers have discovered a distant body that’s more than 100 times farther from the Sun than Earth is. Its provisional designation is 2018 VG18, but they’ve nicknamed the planet “Farout.” Farout is the most distant body ever observed in our Solar System, at 120 astronomical units (AU) away.

The International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center announced Farout’s discovery on Monday, December 17th, 2018. This newly-discovered object is the result of a team of astronomers’ search for the elusive “Planet X” or “Planet 9,” a ninth major planet thought to exist at the furthest reaches of our Solar System, where its mass would shape the orbit of distant planets like Farout. The team hasn’t determined 2018 VG18’s orbit, so they don’t know if its orbit shows signs of influence from Planet X.

Read more: https://www.universetoday.com/140901/ju ... ar-system/
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