Astronomers Spot Most Distant Object So Far In The Solar System

Astronomers have spotted what they believe to be the most distant object ever seen in our solar system.  The dwarf planet, known for now simply as V774104, is more than 100 times farther from the sun than we are. Astronomers aren’t sure what it’s doing out there, but they’re hoping follow-up studies of its orbit will teach them more.

They recorded loads of pictures. A computer sifted through the images, looking for anything that seemed to be moving. Then the program flagged the interesting photos for follow-up. Sheppard put the data on his laptop and headed home to Washington.



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