V774104 is the name of the newly discovered dwarf planet astronomers revealed this week. It is three times as far away from the sun as Pluto. It is the most distant object ever discovered in our solar system.
Japan’s 8.2m infrared Suban telescope based on the summit of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea found the planet. It is estimated to be between 310 and 620 miles wide, around half the size of formerly planet Pluto.
This officially makes V774104 the most distant in our solar system. It is 9.6 billion miles from the sun, or 103 astronomical units (AU). One AU is equal to the distance between the sun and earth.
Scientists will continue monitoring the new object’s orbit over the next year.