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Planet search turns up a dwarf called ‘The Goblin’

While searching for a hypothetical Planet Nine, astronomers found a distant mini-world that’s been given a spooky nickname: “The Goblin.” The icy object was found at a distance of about 80 astronomical units from the sun, which translates to 7.4 … Continue reading

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Solar system’s most distant world detected

Astronomers say they’ve identified the most distant celestial object in our solar system – a speck of light more than three times farther out than Pluto, called V774104. The object is smaller than Pluto or Eris, which rank as the largest known worlds beyond … Continue reading

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