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Farfarout - the most distant celestial body in our solar system

  • Posted By
    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Science & Technology
  • Published
    13th Feb, 2021

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Farfarout is currently 132 astronomical units (au) away from the sun which translates to 132 times away from where Earth is in our solar system.

What is Farfarout?

  • The Farfaroutis a faint planet and has been confirmed as the most distant object in our solar system.
  • The planet was discovered two years ago in January 2018 with the help of the Subaru Telescope at Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
  • It is more than three times away from dwarf planet Pluto which is 39au away from the Sun.
  • Farfarout’s distance from the Sun fluctuates depending on its elongated orbit.
  • The closest it can get to the Sun is 27au whereas the farthest it reaches is 175au.
  • The celestial body located far away in our solar system received this designation from the International Astronomical Union (IAU).