A new dwarf planet called Farout is the most distant we’ve ever seen

By | December 17, 2018
Woah, far out!

Woah, far out!

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There’s a new dwarf planet in our solar system, and it’s the most distant one we’ve ever discovered. The tiny world, formally known as 2018 VG18 but nicknamed Farout, is about 18 billion kilometres away – roughly 3.5 times the distance to Pluto.

A team of astronomers discovered Farout using the Japanese Subaru telescope in Hawaii. Solar system objects like this are found by looking at a series of images of the same spot of sky for any dot that appears to be moving in comparison to …

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