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Solar system’s farthest-out known object is … Farout

Astronomers say they’ve discovered the most distant body ever observed in our solar system, a potential dwarf planet that’s about 11 billion miles from the sun. Its nickname? “Farout.” The far-out object — which is also known by its more … Continue reading

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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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Looking for Planet 9? There’s an app for that

Citizen scientists can join an online hunt for icy worlds, brown dwarfs and other yet-to-be-discovered objects beyond the orbit of Neptune, using a technique that’s not all that different from the method that led to Pluto’s discovery 87 years ago. … Continue reading

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Astronomers see more signs of Planet Nine

Astronomers haven’t yet seen Planet Nine, the theoretical world that some say lies far beyond Pluto’s orbit, but they’re seeing more phenomena that could be explained by its existence. Today, astronomers laid out evidence that the undiscovered planet may be responsible … Continue reading

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Hunt for Planet Nine leads to mini-worlds

The hypothetical world known as Planet X or Planet Nine hasn’t yet been found, but thanks to the search, astronomers have discovered smaller worlds on the solar system’s edge. Mapping such objects could lead to the big discovery: a planet that’s thought to … Continue reading

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The case for Planet Nine (a.k.a. Planet X)

For decades, astronomers have gone back and forth over whether a “Planet X” exists on the edge of our solar system – and now two researchers have laid out new evidence supporting the claim, including a rough idea of where it … Continue reading

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