An artist’s concept of dwarf planet 2018 VG18 Farout – NASA/JPL-Caltech
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Pink Dwarf Planet Discovered In Our Solar System, Nicknamed ‘Farout’
For the first time, an object in our solar system has been found more than 100 times farther than Earth is from the sun.
Scientists Discover "Far Out" Dwarf Planet
It's believed to be the farthest known object in our solar system.
Far Out Dwarf Planet discovered
Far out, man! Groovy!
'Farout’ Discovered! Farthest Observed Object In Our Solar System
On Dec. 17, 2018, the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center announced that 2018 VG18, nicknamed ‘Farout’, has been discovered. It now holds the record form farthest object observed in our solar system at 120 astronomical units (AU) away from Earth. -- Learn more about 'Farout': https://www.space.com/42755-farout-farthest-solar-system-object-discovery.html
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2018 VG18 “Farout” - the most-distant object in the Solar System
Astronomers discovered the most distant body ever observed in the Solar System. 2018 VG18, nicknamed “Farout”, is located about 120 astronomical units (AU). The object is about 500 km in diameter, likely making it spherical in shape and a dwarf planet. “Farout” has a pinkish hue, generally associated with ice-rich objects. Astronomers believe 2018 VG18 needs more than 1000 years for a complete orbit around the Sun.
Discovery images: Scott S. Sheppard/David Tholen
Artist concept of 2018 VG18: Roberto Molar Candanosa/Carnegie Institution for Science
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”.