A new object was discovered in the distant current of our solar system and was given the name FarFarOut, according to a famous astronomer.
140 times farther from the sun than our planet is, the newly-defined body – if its detection is confirmed – will become the furthest known object in our solar system. last December.
The latest discovery was made by Dr. Scott Sheppard, of the Carnegie Institute of Science in Washington, who together with his team worked on analyzing astronomical data to find a well-known but still unverified body. like Planet Nine, which is believed to have 1
Shepard said he had discovered FarFarOut when a lecture he had to give his team's work was postponed and he returned to his data analysis
"It's hot news from the press," he said, gave his rescheduled lecture in Washington on Thursday. "It was raining yesterday so I had nothing to do, so I went over to review some of our data."
He said FarFarOut is a bit mysterious. – Very weak; it's on the brink of our ability to find it, "Shepard said. "We do not know anything about the orbit of this object, we just know it is far, far."
Shepard said that further observations are at the beginning to shed more light on the find.