38628 Huya facts for kids
Artist's impression of Huya
|Discovered by||Ignacio Ferrin|
|Discovery date||March 10, 2000|
|MPC designation||38628 Huya|
|Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)|
|Aphelion||7627.387 Gm (50.986 AU)|
|Perihelion||4269.292 Gm (28.538 AU)|
|5948.340 Gm (39.762 AU)|
|91580.694 d (250.73 a)|
Average orbital speed
Sidereal rotation period
|(moderately red) B-V=1.00; V-R=0.65|
38628 Huya, previously known by its provisional designation 2000 EB173) is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO). It was found in March 2000 by Ignacio Ferrin and announced on October 24, 2000. It was given the name Huya, after Juyá, the Wayuu rain god, in August 2003 by the International Astronomical Union.
At the time when it was found, Huya was the biggest and brightest TNO yet found. It was found using data collected by at the CIDA Observatory in Venezuela. Astronomers think it's about 530 km in diameter.
The object has a red-sloped reflectance spectrum, saying that the surface could be rich in organic material such as tholins.
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|See also the list of asteroids.|
|Kuiper belt – Plutinos: Orcus · Ixion – Cubewanos: Varuna ·
Quaoar · Huya
|Scattered disc: Sedna|
|Comets||Periodic comets and non-periodic comets
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Images for kids
Artist's rendition of Huya and its satellite. Huya is unlikely to be spherical according to Grundy et al., who propose that dark, mid-sized TNOs such as Huya are unlikely to be in hydrostatic equilibrium.
Polar view of Huya's orbit around the Sun, with the outer planets' orbits shown for comparison.
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