Kligat writes: A trans-Neptunian, comet-like object has been discovered that possesses an aphelion of nearly 1,600 AU. The 50-to-100 kilometer object passed perihelion in 2006 and is currently 25 AU from the Sun, as opposed to Sedna's 88, but it shatters the old record by over a 50% margin. The object was found using a computer searching algorithm to comb through the supernova-seeking Sloan Digital Sky Survey II's data.
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity
is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.
-- Alfred North Whitehead