The most distant object in the solar system

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Astronomers have found the most distant Kuiper Belt object yet, more than three times the distance from Pluto with a diameter of between 300 to 600 miles across.

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  • Matt in AZ

    I heard on NPR this morning that the discoverers are considering naming it after a Hawaiian deity. While it could be argued such a naming would honor the location of the telescope (on Mauna Kea) used to discover it, it would also likely be an attempt to offset the current anti-telescope sentiment there.

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