Astronomers discover a binary system that boasts the widest separation known in the solar system
Long-distance relationships are tough enough when partners are a continent apart. Consider the plight of two solar system bodies separated by a distance more than 20 times as great.
Astronomers have found such a partnership: two equal-mass
members of the Kuiper belt, the reservoir of frozen objects beyond
Known collectively as 2001 QW322, the frozen couple is the most widely separated binary system known in the solar system.