New Minor Planet Found In Solar System

A white arrow points to a faint object detected by chance in 2006 as astronomers scanned the skies for distant supernovae.

The object, which resembles a tailless comet, traces a long, elliptical orbit that takes it as much as 150 billion miles (241 billion kilometers) from Earth, astronomers announced in August 2008.

Source: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

~ by pipsqueak08 on 21 August 2008.

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