An artist’s concept of the dwarf planet that astronomers say is the farthest known object in our solar system.
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"Farout" is about 120 astronomical units away -- that's 120 times the distance between Earth and the sun, or 17.5 billion kilometers.The Carnegie Institution's Scott Sheppard said the object is so far away and moving so slowly it will take a few years to determine its orbit. Its pink shade indicates an ice-rich object.The discovery came about as the astronomers were searching for the hypothetical Planet X, a massive planet believed by some to be orbiting the sun from vast distances, well beyond Pluto.
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