Astronomers have found a distant trans-Neptunian object.

A famous team of hunters for trans-Neptunian objects in the composition of Scott Sheppard, Chadvik Trujillo and David Tolen announced the discovery of a new large body on the borders of the Solar System. The newly opened object received the designation 2015 TG387. The researchers themselves unofficially called it "Goblin."
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The “goblin” was first spotted by the Subaru telescope on Hawaii on October 3, 2015. Subsequent observations have shown that the object moves in a very elongated orbit. At perihelion, it approaches the Sun at a distance of 65 AU. (9.7 billion km), in aphelion is removed for 2000 a. e. (300 billion km). It takes about 40 thousand years for one revolution. At the moment, "Goblin" is at a distance of 80 AU. from the sun.
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"Goblin" is a fairly large object. Based on his albedo, astronomers estimated a body diameter of 300 km. An analysis of the orbit of the object showed that in the long run it is fairly stable - although it may be affected by the approach of the Sun to other stars.
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According to Sheppard and Trujillo, along with the trans-Neptunian objects of Sedna and 2012 VP113, “Goblin” is a part of the inner part of the Oort cloud. So called a hypothetical remote region of the solar system, inhabited by ice bodies. Most likely, the “Goblin” is only one of many similar objects moving in highly elongated orbits. According to Sheppard and Trujillo, a total of the inner part of the Oort cloud has more than two million bodies with a diameter of more than 40 km. Their total mass is several times greater than the mass of the main asteroid belt.
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Also, astronomers note that the discovery of "Goblin" is an indirect confirmation of the hypothesis of the existence of a not yet open massive planet on the far reaches of the solar system. The orbital parameters of the object correspond to the characteristics of the group of trans-Neptunian bodies, which are believed to be influenced by its gravity.

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