Thursday , July 7 2022

Farout, eh?: Scientists see the well-known object of the solar system


This image provided by the Carnegie Institute of Science shows the concept of an artist from a ground planet that astronomers say is the object we notice in our solar system, which has been named "Farout." The Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomy Union announced the discovery of the pink cosmic body on Monday, December 17, 2018.

Roberto Molar Candanosa / / Carnegie Institute for Science through AP

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Serpenters have seen the object that is known further in our solar system – and they have named the pink cosmic body "Farout."

The Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomy Union announced the discovery on Monday.

"Farout" is about 120 astronomical units away – that is 120 times the distance between the Earth and the sun, or 11 billion miles. The former cellar was the Eris planet in 96 astronomical units. Plutton, of his comparison, is 34 astronomical units away.

Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institute said that the object was so far away and moving so slowly, it would take a few years to set its orbit. At that distance, it could take more than 1,000 years to sunk the sun.

Sheppard and her team looked at the last planet in November using a telescope in Hawaii. Their perception was confirmed by a telescope in Chile.

"I said" far "when I found this object first, because I immediately noticed by its slow movement that it must be far out," Sheppard wrote in an email. "This is the fastest moving object I've ever seen and it's really there."

It's around 500 kilometers across and believes it's round. Its pink shade indicates a rich ice object. A little known.

The discovery came to attention as the astronomers were searching for the hypothetical Planet X, a huge planet that is believed by some to orbiting the sun from vast distances, far beyond Pluto.

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