Scientists Reveal The Most Distant Object In Our Solar System

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Scientists Reveal The Most Distant Object In Our Solar System
Illustration by Roberto Molar Candanosa and Scott S. Sheppard is courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Have you ever wondered if is there any planet beyond our solar system as we know it? There were indications of the existence of the mysterious Planet X, located at the very edge of our solar system, although that has never been confirmed for sure. Now, researchers have succeeded in observing what they think is the most distant object in our solar system, located at about 100 times farther than the distance that the Earth is from the Sun.

Researchers at the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center announced their discovery on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, and the discovery was made by Carnegie’s Scott S. Sheppard, the University of Hawaii’s David Tholen and Northern Arizona University’s Chad Trujillo.