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Monday, August 01, 2005

 

A third Transneptunian Object

From Stuart and Tom I have just learned of a third large Transneptunian Object. 2005 FY9 is apparently between 50-70% of the size of Pluto, similar to 2003 EL61. For more info see Tom's posts on 2003 EL61 (which has a moon!) and 2003 UB313 which is reported to be larger than Pluto and is now being dubbed the tenth planet. See also Michael Brown's website which also has a wealth of detail on 2003 EL61 and 2003 UB313.

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