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In the Oort cloud, astronomers spot most distant object in our solar system

Scientists report the discovery of the most distant dwarf planet, which may join a club of solar system objects whose orbits cannot yet be explained.

Earth is the third planet from the sun, putting it in the "Goldilocks Zone", so the mean temperature doesn't get too hot or too cold for life as we know it to exist.

Astronomers discover largest solar system

Astronomers have discovered the largest known solar system, consisting of a large planet that takes nearly a million years to orbit its star.

Eris is the fifth dwarf planet from the sun, making it the eleventh planetary body from the Sun, and the most distant known natural object from th

OMG Space - Gorgeous Art Infographics of Space Objects by Margot Trudell

Ceres is the first dwarf planet from the sun, but it was considered the fifth planet from the sun for nearly fifty years after it was first discovered in For the other major bodies in the Solar System see

Our solar system to scale from the sun to the most recently discovered dwarf planet Eris in astronomical units. Including the distance of the farthest man made object from Earth.

Our solar system to scale from the sun to the most recently discovered dwarf planet Eris in astronomical units. Including the distance of the farthest man made object from Earth.

When the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft flew by Saturn in 1980 and 1981, they were able to pay only fleeting attention to Titan, the second largest moon in the solar system (larger even than the planet Mercury) and the only solar system moon with an appreciable atmosphere. These images are from subsequent Titan flybys in 2005 and 2006. - Image credit: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona