For the first time in history, More than 100 times a planet of the Solar System found the distance between the Earth and the Sun. And the discovery of the International Astronomy Union Minor Planets was clear, calling the object by calling the 2018 VG18 scientific name. However, as always, the researchers They have been renamed "Farout" (remote) because of their remote location.
Unless more precise data, scientists believe that it is a spherical object It is a dwarf planet with a diameter of 498 km, with a pink tone. This color is associated with objects that are rich in ice and, because the Sun's distance is very long, it does not seem to believe. Additionally, it determines its slow orbit It takes more than 1,000 years to travel through the star.
The distance between the Earth and the Sun is an astronomical unit (AU), which is about 149 million kilometers. "Farout", on the other hand, is 120 AU in the sun. The next closest known object, Eris, is the 96 UU of the Sun. This dwarf new planet was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard at Carnegie Institution for Science, David Tholen, Hawaiian University and Chad Trujillo- North Arizona University.
"This finding is truly an international achievement, a telescope based in Hawaii and Chile, a telescope in Japan and a US consortium of research organizations and universities in the US along with large-sized digital cameras, one of the largest telescopes in the world, we are exploring the dangers of our Solar System, Beyond Pluton, "Trujillo announced by an official statement.
However, the orbit of "Farout" was not yet determined and Sheppard explained in a new message about this historical discovery: "2018 VG18 is much more farther and slower than any other object in the Solar SystemSo it will take several years to fully determine your orbit. But the other objects on the solar system were found in a similar sky, most of which would have the same type of orbit as most of them. The orbital resemblance of many well-known and small bodies of the solar system was our catalyst for our original claim, hundreds of UAs that surround smaller objects on a massive and far-off planet. "