Scientists Just Spotted The Most Distant Object In Our Solar System


<span class='image-component__caption' itemprop="caption">An artist's impression showing the dwarf planet Eris, which was previously recognized as the solar system's most distant object.</span> H2Ooo Social Emissions/FlickrAn artist’s impression showing the dwarf planet Eris, which was previously recognized as the solar system’s most distant object.
 | Huffington Post | November 16, 2015

Astronomers have spotted what they believe is the most distant object in the solar system — a dwarf planet floating some 9.5 billion miles from the sun.

Dubbed V774104, the object is between 310 miles and 620 miles across — about half Pluto’s size and about three times farther from the sun.
“That’s pretty much all we know about it,” Scott Sheppard told Space.com. “We don’t know its orbit yet because we only just discovered it about two weeks ago.”
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