Farthest, Faintest Solar System Objects Found Beyond Neptune

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered three of the faintest and smallest objects ever detected beyond Neptune. Each object is a lump of ice and rock — roughly the size of Philadelphia — orbiting beyond Neptune and Pluto, where the icy bodies may have dwelled since the formation of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago. 

Credit:

NASA/ESA, G. Bernstein and D. Trilling (University of Pennsylvania)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0325b
Type:Observation
Release date:6 September 2003, 21:00
Size:417 x 417 px

About the Object

Name:2000 FV530, 2003 BF91, 2003 BG91, 2003 BH91
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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