After knowing the last few months of FarOut, the farthest known objects of the solar system, the same astronomers group, have detected the brightness of an object and still not confirmed, even further. Well known as FarFarOut, the dwarf dwarf dwarf is 13 billion miles long, so far 20 hours have passed to reach the rays of the sun.
Sometimes it takes a snowy day to promote the incredible scientific discovery.
An astronomer Scott Sheppard reviewed the science journal Magazine about the hypothetical Planet Nine that he could give a lecture on Washington DC this week. But when he was forced to postpone the bad weather, Sheppard decided to start the astronomy data collected by his team in January.
And when he saw that-from 140 objects of an astronomy unit (AU), where 1 UA from the Earth is the average distance from the Sun, a space of about 93 million. The object found again-this far-nano planet-FarFarOut's placeholder was called FarOut's far-reaching known object of the solar system.
In December of 2018, Sheppard, Chadwick Trujillo, colleagues from Northern Arizona University and David Tholen University of Hawaii, together with FarOut or 2018 VG18, saw 310 km in width (500 km). A year earlier, the team discovered the Goblin or 2015 TG38 80 other US dwarf planet. All objects, including FarFarOut, have been detected with the Japanese subaru 8-meter telescope, Mauna Kea located in Hawaii. Other previously known objects are in Eris 96 UA and Pluto 34 UA.
This astronomer trio has been the Kuiper belt year after year, the largest and deepest ever surveyed in the region. This search came to the discovery of Planet Nine hypothesis, called X on some planets, that is, due to the anomalous orientation of some objects of external object of the solar system. Planet X has been discovered, but with the discovery of other Kuiper belt objects, astronomers are approaching or forbidding their existence.
"It will be exciting what no one has ever imagined what's going on in depth," said Sheppard at Gizmodo. "Forrest Gump paraphrasing, each picture we take as a chocolate box you do not know what you find."
Extreme distance objects have ability to detect objects according to the size of the object, he said, and we can see large objects, although they are really far away. FarFarOut is about 250 miles (400 km), which is capable of detecting current 140-A objects. In fact, in FarFarOut's picture, the object appears as a bunch of light. If it were less, Sheppard explained that FarFarOut is likely to be detected. That said, if the objects larger than FarFarOut exist above 140 AU, they should be detected.
"We have collected about 25 percent of the list of zeros around 25 percent, so it seems we can detect that some of the objects that are far farther away than FarFarOut," said Sheppard.
For now, the existence of the supposedly endless nuclear planet has not been proven. Sheppard must see it again to confirm that it really is and to confirm its orbit.
"Right now FarFarOut has only seen a 24-hour timeline," he said. "The observations of these findings show an object of about 140 AU, but they can also be between 130 and 150 U. We do not know yet its orbit, because we still do not watch observations".
But while the snowstorm can be used to motivate this discovery, bad weather would be a big obstacle.
"I am currently in Chile in today's Magellan telescope, and in the following days we expect good weather to recover an interesting object," he said.[Science Magazine]