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Back in late 2016, astronomers discovered an object that was travelling around our solar system. Despite the discovery, there wasn’t a large amount of known information about the object and now, new data gathered has revealed significant details about the matter.
After its discovery, the object named DeeDee, which stands for Distant Dwarf. According to the data, DeeDee is nearly two thirds of the largest member of our asteroid belt, Ceres. Moreover, the object has enough mass to be spherical thus qualify to be labeled as a dwarf planet. Despite that, scientists are yet to give if the official label.
The object can be proven to be significant in the coming years given that it is so far away that it takes nearly 13 hours for light to travel all the way to earth. Unsurprisingly, DeeDee takes more than 1,000 years to travel around the sun.
University of Michigan’s David Gerdes said, “Far beyond Pluto is a region surprisingly rich with planetary bodies. Some are quite small but others have sizes to rival Pluto, and could possibly be much larger.”
Although objects like this are so far away, they can be significantly important for breakthrough in space research. For example, most likely these objects are remains of the early solar system. Thus, holding keys to understand how our solar system or any other planetary system was formed.