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Post by Rogue on Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:31 am

For the first time, an object in our solar system has been found more than 100 times farther than Earth is from the sun.


The International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Centre announced the discovery yesterday, calling the object 2018 VG18.


But the researchers who found it are calling it "Farout."
https://amp.9news.com.au/article/2a11a901-1ec3-4c96-97b2-6551e5bab21c
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Post by Kaere on Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:45 am

Wow! It's frankly amazing how they can find such objects using some pretty basic technology and knowledge. Go science!

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Post by Agartha on Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:07 pm

Go science indeed! 

It is so distant it probably takes 1000 years to take one trip around the sun!! 1000 years.... incredible.
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Post by TrueCrazyLion on Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:59 pm

It’s actually got a pretty cool name which has a nice ring to it too - and which might start looking silly if planets further away get discovered Smile Razz

Nice to have a pink planet in the Solar System, it was a colour that was missing!
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