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Posted By: ephebos on: 09/16/2006 12:38:16 ET|
Subject: plus, the five most interesting unnamed objects
1. 2005 FY9|
Location: Classical belt
Notable features: Albedo as yet undetermined, but very, very large. Possibly as large as, or even larger than, Pluto.
2. 2003 EL61
Location: Classical Kuiper belt
Notable features: Rotates in only 4 hours, which has elongated it to a cigar shape. Two moons. Larger than Sedna, Orcus or Quaoar.
3. 2004 XR190
Location: Scatterd Disc
Notable features: Possesses an orbit that is nearly circular, yet also nearly perpendicular.
4. 2000 CR105
Notable features: Like Sedna, exists in the region too far for its orbit to have been affected by Neptune's migration.
5. 2002 TC302
Location: resonant Kuiper belt
Notable features: by radius, larger than Ceres
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