A group of scientists have found the farthest object observed in the solar system, a hundred times greater distance As far as the Earth and the Sun are concerned, today the Carnegie Science Organization has published a statement.
The object has received a provisional designation 2018 VG18, Farout, refers to 120 astronomical units of distant location (each astronomical unit corresponds to the distance between the Earth and the Sun).
The discovery was expert Carnegie Scott S. Sheppard, David Tholen University of Hawaii and Northern Arizona University of Chad Trujillo; and announces the International Astronomy Union Minor Planets Center.
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It was announced by the same October scientific advert that he had found another remote object in the solar system, It was named 80 astronomical units and 2015 TG387, as well as goblin, because it was next to the halloween party, on October 31.
At this time, researchers do not know exactly what the 2018 VG18 orbit is. This object is "farther and slower than any other object seen in the solar system It will take several years to determine its orbitSheppard said in the note.
Drive small objects
He explained that it was found in a similar location to some other remote objects, to indicate that it has the same type of orbit. "Orbital similarities that show a lot of known and distant solar stars The original catalyst for our claim was that there is a distant planetThere are a hundred massive astronomical objects that drive smaller objects, "said Sheppard.
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For his part, Tholen stated that what they know at certain times of the VG18 of 2018 is that Sunrean has the same distance, with their diameter and color approximate. "Because 2018 VG18 is so far away, it has very little orbit, probably more than 1,000 years old to circulate around the sun," said the scientist.
For this finding, the researchers use it Japanese telescopeSubaru, Mauna Kea, Hawaii, on November 10th.
After 2018 VG18, the second object that was seen in the solar system is Eris, 96 astronomical units, Pluton followed by 34 astronomical units, that is, three hundred and a half more than the planet Dwarvish discovered.