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November 5, 2021

Most distant object yet discovered in our solar system

Illustration showing what "Farfarout" (lower right) -- the most distant object yet discovered in our solar system -- may look like. The sun appears in the upper left and the Milky Way stretches diagonally across the background.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants AST 1539773, AST 1637494 and AST 1836783.]

Learn more in the NOIRLab news story Astronomers confirm solar system’s most distant known object is indeed Farfarout. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Nov. 5, 2021)

Credit: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva (Spaceengine) (Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International -- CC BY 4.0)

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