Farout: Scientists spot solar system’s farthest known object

  • This image provided by the Carnegie Institution for Science shows an artist’s concept of a dwarf planet that astronomers say is the farthest known object in our solar system, which they have nicknamed “Farout.” The International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center announced the discovery of the pink cosmic body Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (Roberto Molar Candanosa/Carnegie Institution for Science via AP)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronomers have spotted the farthest known object in our solar system — and they nicknamed the pink cosmic body “Farout.”