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The farthest explored object is renamed after a Nazi controversy

Composite image of the binary Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69 from New Horizons Spacecraft Data NASA NASA scientists from the New Horizons mission have renamed the farthest object Object that was ever explored for political controversy over its original name. Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69 was the name of Ultima Thule, a medieval term meaning a place beyond the borders …

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Aphelion Day 2019: Today the earth is farthest from the sun

Happy Aphelion Day! The earth is farther from the sun today (4 July) than any other season. The exact moment of the aphelion occurs at 18 o'clock. EDT (2200 GMT), when the Earth will be 94,511,180 miles (152.1 million kilometers) from the Sun. This is more than 1.5 million miles (2.5 million km) farther than the average distance of the …

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The smallest and farthest worlds ever explored by NASA are really weird

HOUSTON – In recent months, NASA has explored the smallest object ever in orbit and the farthest body ever – and found that both worlds are stranger than anyone would ever have imagined can. The 800-foot-wide asteroid Bennu, which is being investigated by the space probe OSIRIS-REx, produces strange dust clouds. Lead investigator Dante Lauretta, a planetary scientist at the …

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The smallest and farthest worlds NASA has ever explored are real, really weird – the Denver Post

HOUSTON – In recent months, NASA has explored the smallest object ever orbiting and exploring the farthest body that ever existed – and found that both worlds are stranger than anyone could ever have imagined. NASA / Goddard University of Arizona A view across the southern hemisphere of Bennu and into space, showing the number and distribution of boulders across …

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Astronomers discover new objects that are farthest away

It was not long ago when astronomers discovered the presence of what was then the farthest object in our solar system. The 2018 VG18 object was nicknamed "FarOut" by researchers, who discovered it. Unfortunately, the problem with naming space objects is that they eventually find one that is bigger, faster, or in this case farther away than the previous record …

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FarFarOut may be the farthest object in the solar system

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of Use. We used to think we had a pretty good picture of the solar system. There were nine planets, and Pluto was a bit weird, but it was undeniably a planet. Then we discovered more Pluto-like "Transneptunian Objects" (TNOs), and scientists began to rethink what it …

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Extreme Dwarf Planet FarFarOut could be the farthest known object in the solar system

Artistic conception of Farout, an object 120 AU from Earth. New observations indicate that another object is even farther away at 140 AU. Image: Roberto Molar Candanosa / Carnegie Institution for Science Just months after FarOut, the farthest known object in the solar system, was discovered, the same team of astronomers discovered the faint but unacknowledged glimmer of one Object …

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FarFarOut displaces FarOut as the farthest object in our solar system

This is an artist's representation of the farthest object of the solar system that has been observed so far, 2018 VG18 – also known as "Farout". The pink hue indicates ice. We still have no idea what "FarFarOut" looks like. This is an artist's concept of the tiny moon Hippocamp discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope. Only 20 miles wide, …

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The largest radio telescope in the world is preparing to explore the farthest reaches of space

An artist's impression of the final setup of the Square Kilometer Array in Western Australia with 132,000 low-frequency antennas (which, according to CSIRO, are similar to "metal Christmas trees"). CSIRO The world's largest radio telescope has come a step closer. Australian scientists are putting the finishing touches to the construction of the Square Kilometer Array in the remote Western Australian …

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