"Farout" (pronounced far-out) is about 120 astronomical units away - that's 120 times the distance between Earth and the sun, or 18 billion kilometres (11 billion miles.) The previous record-holder was the dwarf planet Eris at 96 astronomical units. Neptune is 30 astronomical units away, or 2.8 billion miles, and Pluto, now on the outward leg of its orbit, is 34.5 astronomical units, or 3.2 billion miles from the sun. (It takes multiple nights of observing to accurately determine an object's distance.) 2018 VG18 was seen for the second time in early December at the Magellan telescope at Carnegie's Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. "If its orbit never brings it into the giant planet region in our Solar System, then it becomes a big question of how it got out there".
Douglas Vakoch, president of METI International, told GeekWire in an email that the discovery of Farout proves the value of the hunt for Planet X.
Image: Scott S. Sheppard/David Tholen. Observations made with the Magellan telescope confirmed the distance of 120 AU.
'But it was found in a similar location on the sky to the other known extreme solar system objects, suggesting it might have the same type of orbit that a lot of them do. They also suggest that the planet is roughly spherical and is about 500km in diameter.
Its brightness suggests that it is about 300 miles in diameter; it's pretty pinkish hue is likely due to its ice-rich nature.
"This discovery is truly an global achievement in research using telescopes located in Hawaii and Chile, operated by Japan, as well as by a consortium of research institutions and universities in the United States", Trujillo said in a statement. They nicknamed it Goblin, because Halloween was approaching, and its orbit provided further evidence that Planet Nine may indeed exist.
"With new wide-field digital cameras on some of the world's largest telescopes, we are finally exploring our solar system's fringes far beyond Pluto", he said. "Planet X is also likely even further away, at a few hundred AU".
However, it's not only ordering food that Rocco has mastered, but it also uses Amazon Alexa to entertain himself. He now lives with sanctuary worker Marion Wischnewski who reportedly agreed to foster him in her home.
On Thursday, Apple announced that it'll build a new $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, as part of an expansion across the US. After establishing its first NYC offices in 2000, Google now has more than 7,000 employees in the Big Apple.
The editorial also claimed that the sanctions were put into place to punish North Korea for a "non-existent 'human rights issue'". On Monday, the US Treasury Department sanctioned three senior North Korean government officials over alleged human rights abuses.
José Mourinho had been open to letting an unhappy Martial leave in the summer but chose to open talks over a five-year contract. Yesterday, reports from France quoted Martial's agent, Philippe Lamboley, as saying the club are "far from an agreement".
And so the US was represented in the Poland talks and, at one point, made a presentation on the benefits of fossil fuels. Greenhouse gas emissions need to drop by about 60 percent from current levels by 2030 to stay on a 1.5-degree path.
Asked if Alvarez has the power to compete at the elite end of the super-middleweight division, Fielding said: "Definitely". I'm happy about my performance: I've stick to the game plan, was patient to get the openings and hurt him".
But, she added, Tuesday's cabinet would discuss "the next phase phase" in no-deal planning, in case her plan was rejected by MPs. But he cautioned against a second referendum, saying it would "continue the uncertainty for many more months".
Jose Mourinho has described Marcus Rashford as "untouchable" at Manchester United because the forward always plays to his maximum. Liverpool moved back to the top of the Premier League after a thoroughly-deserved 3-1 win over Manchester United at Anfield.
Automakers do not expect the United States to immediately cut its higher tariffs on Chinese imports in response to China's move. The White House also officially delayed a rise in tariffs on $200 billion of products that had been due on January 1.
While pronouncing the judgment the court observed, "In the summer of 1947, during Partition, several people were massacred". Congress president Rahul Gandhi has time and again denied the party's involvement in the anti-Sikh riots.
His comments came after two soldiers were shot dead on Thursday at a central West Bank bus station near a settlement. In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved the expedited demolition of militant homes.
Christmas Comet will light up the sky on Sunday
You can follow the project, called the Comet Wirtanen Observing Campaign, at its website here: http://wirtanen.astro.umd.edu . Comet Wirtanen comes closest to Capella on the nights of December 22 and 23, just a few degrees south and east of the star.
UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw
Months after leaving Real Madrid , Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the city with Juventus for the first leg against Atletico. Borussia Dortmund progressed to the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League after topping Group A with 10 points.