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Meet your very, *very* distant solar system neighbor 2018 VG18

18 Dec 2018, 14:00 UTC
Meet your very, *very* distant solar system neighbor 2018 VG18 Carnegie Institution for Science

Astronomers searching the skies for distant objects in the solar system have found the most remote one yet. Given the catalog name 2018 VG18, it's currently a staggering 18 billion kilometers from the Sun — nearly four times farther away than Pluto. The orbit isn't well defined yet (more on that in a sec), but it may get as far out as 25 billion kilometers.

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