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A new object has been discovered in outer space and scientists are calling it ‘Farout’

A new object has been discovered in outer space and scientists are calling it ‘Farout’

Scientists have spotted a new object in outer space that is 3.5 times farther away than Pluto

There is a new object (not calling it a planet yet) in outer space that scientists have discovered and its official nickname is ‘Farout’ - scientifically known as ‘2018 VG18.” ‘Farout’ is 3.5 times farther away from Earth than Pluto - it’s also more than 3.5 trillion miles past Eris which is the ‘second-most0distant solar system object’ to be discovered. According to David Tholen from the University of Hawaii in a scientific release, all scientist really know about 2018 VG18 is “its extreme distance from the sun, its approximate diameter, and its color…Because 2018 VG18 is so distant, it orbits very slowly, likely taking more than 1,000 years to take one trip around the Sun.”

Photo courtesy of Roberto Molar Candanosa/Scott S. Sheppard/Carnegie Institution for Science

Photo courtesy of Roberto Molar Candanosa/Scott S. Sheppard/Carnegie Institution for Science

The color appears to be pink and it is assumed to be a spherical dwarf planet about 311 miles wide (500 km). Scientists are working to discover more information about ‘Farout’ as well as any other super distant objects that might be out there in outer space. 

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