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Newly discovered comet has largest known aphelion

Kligat (1244968) writes | more than 5 years ago

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Kligat (1244968) writes "A trans-Neptunian, comet-like object has been discovered that possesses an aphelion of nearly 1,600 AU. The 50-to-100 kilometer object passed perihelion in 2006 and is currently 25 AU from the Sun, as opposed to Sedna's 88, but it shatters the old record by over a 50% margin. The object was found using a computer searching algorithm to comb through the supernova-seeking Sloan Digital Sky Survey II's data."

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