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FarFarOut dissolves FarOut as a remote object in the solar system



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(CNN) – Move to FarOut and FarFarOut.

FarOut doubled in December, the most distant known object on our solar system. More than 100 times more than the Earth's sun was the first object.

The distance between Earth and Sun is an astronomical unit or UA, equivalent to about 93 million. FarOut is 120 AU of the sun. Eris, the next distant object, is the 96 AU sun. Pluto 34 AU away.

FarFarOut is 140 AU of the sun. Scott Sheppard discovered it on February 20th at the Science Center for the Carnegie Institution for Science library.

That day, he gave a talk on "Pluton Beyond: Massive Planet X" on the planet, but it was postponed until the next day due to bad weather. He did not do anything, so he went in search of his team's data. And that's when he found FarFarOut.

"This is a hot press," said Sheppard his speech on Thursday. "It's very serious, on the edge of its ability to detect. We have found our data in the last month".

Based on its distance and shine, it is probably 400 km in size and probably a planet-sized nano object, Sheppard said. More observations are required to determine the orbit.

The researchers know nothing about it, but Sheppard and his team have watched Magellan's telescope for a week.

"We need to see the object again to confirm that it is far away," wrote Sheppard. "Just now Farfarout has only seen a 24-hour basic hour. The observations of these findings show farfarout about 140 AU, but it could be between 130 and 150 UAs."

Sheppard and his team still follow the FarOut observation process and do not know its orbit. This process involves one or two observations, he said.

FarOut is a dwarf planet with more than 310 million diameter, with a pink hue. This color is related to ice-rich objects and is far from the sun, it is not hard to believe. The slow orbit probably takes more than 1,000 years to make a trip around the sun, said researchers.

Sheppard, Hawaii's David Tholen and Chad Trujillo from Northern Arizona University found the object, not the first discovery.

He is looking for a super-planet Earth planet on the edge of our solar system, known as Planet Nine or Planet X since 2014. First, the existence of this possible planet was suggested after discovering "Biden" in 2014 after finding it in the 84 UA. On the way, they have found farthest objects from the solar system, something that orbits it by mass gravity.

FarOut was discovered by the Japanese Subaru 8-meter Telescope in Hawaii, Mauna Kean, in November. Behavioral observation The path, shine and color was determined by the telescope Magellan telescope at the Carnegie Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.

In October, the band announced the discovery of "Goblin" at 80 AUs; That's why the distant object of the solar system has been named when it comes to Halloween.

It is impossible that these objects cause the severity of the giant gas of Neptune and Uranus, because they never approach enough, because something else determines its orbit.


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