A newly discovered space object called ‘Farfarout’ is the most distant thing in our solar system

Exposing the Big Game

Morgan McFall-Johnsen 20 hours ago

https://www.businessinsider.com/astronomers-discover-solar-system-most-distant-object-farfarout-2021-2

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An artist’s interpretation of Farfarout.

Astronomers have discovered the most distant object ever found in our solar system.

The planetoid — the term for a small chunk of rock or dust or ice orbiting the sun — is appropriately nicknamed “Farfarout,” after the previous record-holder, “Farout,” which was discovered by the same astronomers in 2018. After years of observing the object’s trajectory across the sky, that team of researchers announced on Wednesday that they could confidently say Farfarout is, well, much farther out than any solar-system object seen…

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