2018 VG18 Is NOT A Dwarf Planet, Also NOT The Furthest Known Object In The Solar System.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_VG18

2018 VG18

Is NOT a dwarf planet. It is a possible dwarf planet CANDIDATE.

It is NOT the farthest known object in the solar system. 90377 Sedna goes out much, much further as do most of the non-periodic comets.

It is the farthest object OBSERVED in the Solar System. Both Sedna and Dwarf Planet Eris were closer to the sun in their long, elliptical orbits when they were discovered. That is key here. Farthest observed.

How can I be so sure about these things. Very simple. I wrote THE BOOK on Dwarf Planets!

Click to ENLARGE and read. This is about how they discovered Eris when it was 90 AU out.

We had another FALSE Dwarf Planet claim in 2016. Click image to access that post.

So this is exciting, but we have to keep it in perspective.

It has now been over 10-years — YES, 10-years — since we have had a NEW dwarf planet. There is politics here and possibly even some second-thoughts and regrets, Maybe they were hasty in coming up with the classification ‘dwarf planet’. Minor planet and trans-Neptunian object (TNO) might have sufficed.

But, I will keep you posted.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. From MY book. Click on cover image above.

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