Astronomers have recently discovered the most distant object in our solar system. It is about three times away from the dwarf planet Pluto. This another new dwarf planet has been designated V774104, is about 500-1000 kilometers across. It may take a year more before scientists pin down its orbit, but it may could finish up joining an emerging class of extreme solar system objects whose weird orbits indicate to the hypothetical influence of rogue planets or nearby stars.
Scott Sheppard, an astronomer at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington D.C. says that they are really unable to explain about these objects orbits having the current knowledge about the solar system. Yesterday he announced this discovery at a meeting of the American astronomical society. The new discovery V774104 is about 15.4 billion kilometers from the sun or 103 astronomical units (AU) away where one AU is the gap between earth and the sun.
This dwarf planet one day may join one of two clubs. If it is closer to our sun through its orbit then it could become a part of a more common population of icy worlds whose orbits can be described by gravitational interactions with Neptune. On the other hand if it is not closer to our sun then it could attend a rare club with two other worlds like Sedna and 2012 VP113.
A planetary astronomer at the California Institute of Technology Mike Brown unaffiliated with the new invention and says that this is the allure of these extreme objects. He also explains that they carry the signature of whatever else happened.
Sheppard made this discovery with some other scientists using Japan’s 8-meter Subaru Telescope in Huwaii.Unlike many efforts to find distant objects, which peer into the solar system plane, Sheppard is practicing Subaru on swaths of the sky an average of 15° away from the ecliptic, which is more reliable to find other weird objects.