This image provided by the Carnegie Institution for Science shows an artist's concept of a dwarf planet that astronomers say is the farthest known object in our solar system, which they have nicknamed ‘Farout’. Graphic: Roberto Molar Candanosa / Carnegie Institution for Science via AP

Astronomers were looking for the giant ‘Planet X’ – instead they found the pink dwarf planet ‘Farout’, the most distant object in our solar system

  • The pink cosmic body, nicknamed after its discoverer’s exclamation, orbits the Sun at 17.6 billion km, a distance 120 times greater than Earth’s orbit
  • Scientists say the strange dwarf planet is about 500km in diameter
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This image provided by the Carnegie Institution for Science shows an artist's concept of a dwarf planet that astronomers say is the farthest known object in our solar system, which they have nicknamed ‘Farout’. Graphic: Roberto Molar Candanosa / Carnegie Institution for Science via AP
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