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Astronomers have determined the distance of the solar system’s farthest mass from the sun

Astronomers have determined the distance of the solar system's farthest mass from the sun

Using advanced equipment and cameras, scientists have discovered the farthest space object in the solar system, which is about four times farther from Pluto than the Sun. In this project, astronomers have provided valuable information about the orbit of this space object. This space object is so far away that each trip around the sun takes a millennium.

In 2018, scientists discovered a very distant space object and named it “Pharaoh”. Continuing their investigation, the team discovered another space object farther away from Farout, and named it Farfarut because of its great distance. Due to the slow motion and long distances of both space objects, Pharaoh and Farrath, it is difficult to calculate and identify their orbits, and extracting accurate information about the orbits of these two space objects can take years.

Long distances in the solar system are measured based on the distance between the earth and the sun. This distance is called an astronomical unit (AU). Farfaraot is currently 132 astronomical units from the Sun, and for comparison, the distance between Pluto and the Sun does not exceed 49 astronomical units at its farthest point. Farfaraut is at its closest position at a distance of 27 units and at its farthest distance at a distance of 175 astronomical units from the Sun.

Farfarawat’s orbit is a bit strange, but it shows that it orbits Neptune as it orbits the sun. On the other hand, this space object has relatively small dimensions and its width is about 400 km.

“Shepard Shepard, a researcher at the Carnegie Institution of Science and a member of the research team, says:

“The discovery of Farfarawt demonstrates our growing ability to map the solar system and observe the solar system as accurately as possible. “This can only be done with the advances of recent years and with the help of powerful digital cameras in very large telescopes.”

Of course, scientists’ efforts to learn more about this space object will not end there and will continue.

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