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19521 Chaos
Discovery
Discovered by Deep Ecliptic
Survey
Discovery date November 19, 1998
Designations
MPC designation 19521 Chaos
1998 WH24
TNO (cubewano)
Orbital characteristics
Epoch January 30, 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 50.269 AU
Perihelion 40.929 AU
45.599 AU
Eccentricity 0.102
309.1006 y
4.3931 km/s
324.2844°
Inclination 12.0550°
50.0103°
58.6836°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~560 km
3.985 (days)
4.755

19521 Chaos is a Kuiper belt object. Chaos was found in 1998 by the Deep Ecliptic Survey, with Kitt Peak's 4 m telescope. It is big at about 560 km, and bright at H=4.755. It is named after the primeval state of existence in Greek mythology, from which the first gods appeared.

Trivia

A jazz-fusion/progressive-rock band from Connecticut got their name from this minor planet.

Selected Planemos
A graphic showing Chaos' size compared to Earth's moon and other big TNOs

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