Nov 12th‘Most distant’ Solar System object spied
Astronomers have identified the most distant object yet in the Solar System. Observations with Japan’s Subaru telescope reveal the likely icy body to be some 15.5 billion km from the Sun – about three times further away than even far-flung Pluto.
Scientists say their initial studies suggest that the object – catalogued as V774104 – is some 500-1,000km across.
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