astronomers have discovered the most distant object in the solar system to humankind of previously known. The presumably bullet-shaped object was provisionally christened “2018 VG18”, and bears the nickname of “Farout” (far-out), which literally translates as “far out” means. The Minor Planet Center of the international astronomers Union, IAU announced the discovery, the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington confirmed the Fund.

The object has an estimated diameter of 500 kilometers, the equivalent of about one-tenth of that of mercury, the smallest planet in the solar system. “Farout” would be a dwarf planet like Pluto. For comparison, Pluto has a diameter of about 2400 km.

“Farout”, a pink hue, which is mostly associated with ice. Because of its great distance Farout might need “” more than 1000 years to circle the sun once.

More than 100 Times further from the sun than earth

The distance between the sun and the earth is called the astronomical unit (AU), which corresponds to approximately 150 million kilometers. “Farout” is about 120 AU, the dwarf planet Eris 96 AU, and Pluto is a 34 AU from the sun. So he is the first known object in the solar system, is more than 100-removed times further from the sun than the earth.

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the previously unknown object had Discovered three astronomers from Washington, Hawaii and Arizona. The first shots had been delivered to a telescope in Hawaii, to an Observatory in Chile has been spotted “Farout”.

“We’re finally going to explore the edges of our solar system, far beyond Pluto,” said Chad Trujillo, one of the three explorers, the Carnegie Institution for Science, according to.

this is made Possible by new wide-angle digital cameras on some of the world’s largest telescopes. The telescope, made the first recordings of the “Farout”, and from Japan, with a consortium of universities in the USA and several research facilities.

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