The object discovered at a distance of 132 Astronomical Units from the Sun was named “Farfarout”.Farfarout was first discovered in January 2018 using the Subaru Telescope, an 8-meter binocular at the top of a still volcano in Hawaii.

Scott Sheppard and his colleagues tracked the object using various telescopes around the world to understand the object’s orbit over the next few years. As a result of these observations, scientists have confirmed that Farfarout is the farthest object in the solar system.

Farfarout is located exactly 132 AU (Astronomical Units) from the Sun, according to the distance they measure. An AU represents the distance from the center of the Earth to the center of the Sun, which is approximately 91,757 million miles. Thus, with a simple calculation, we can see how far Farfarout is from the Sun. If we want to make a slight comparison, we can think of Pluto, the dwarf planet farthest from the Sun. Pluto is about 34 AU from the Sun.

Farfarout has a long orbital distance. Therefore it moves very slowly. It takes 1000 years for the Sun to complete one full revolution around it. For this reason, accurately mapping the trajectory of the object was a very tedious task. As a result of long studies, the research team was able to map the orbit clearly. In addition, Sheppard and his team discovered another object in 2018. When it was discovered, it had the title of the furthest object in the Solar system. Now Farfarout, which has been mapped exactly and its distance determined, is seated on this throne.

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