An artist’s concept of dwarf planet 2018 VG18 Farout – NASA/JPL-Caltech

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Dwarf planet 2018 VG18 is a distant trans-Neptunian object. Observed at a distance of approximately 120 astronomical units (more than three times the average distance of Pluto from the Sun, and nearly twice the average distance of Eris), it is currently (as of December 2018) the most distant object in the Solar System ever observed and the first object discovered beyond 100 AU, hence the nickname “Farout”.