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Encyclopedia > (15789) 1993 SC
1993 SC
Discovery A
Discoverer Iwan P. Williams,
Alan Fitzsimmons, and
Donal O'Ceallaigh
Discovery date September 17, 1993
Alternate
designations
B
none
Category Plutino
Orbital elements C
Epoch (JD 20060922)
Eccentricity (e) 0.185
Semi-major axis (a) 5,893.86 Gm (39.398 AU)
Perihelion (q) 4,801.35 Gm (32.095 AU)
Aphelion (Q) 6,986.23 Gm (46.7 AU)
Orbital period (P) 90,322.7 d (247.29 a)
Mean orbital speed  ?s
Inclination (i) 5.2 °
Longitude of the
ascending node
(Ω)
354.7°
Argument of
perihelion
(ω)
316°
Mean anomaly (M) 52.7°
Physical characteristics D
Dimensions  ? km
Mass  ? kg
Density  ? g/cm³
Surface gravity  ? m/s²
Escape velocity  ? km/s
Rotation period  ? d
Spectral class  ?
Absolute magnitude 6.9
Albedo (geometric)  ?
Mean surface
temperature
 ? K

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Dwarf planets : Pluto | 2003 UB313

Plutinos : Pluto* | 1993 RO | 1993 RP | 1993 SB | 1993 SC | 1994 TB | 1995 QZ9 | 1996 SZ4 | 1996 TP66 | 38083 Rhadamanthus | 38628 Huya | 28978 Ixion | 2003 VS2 | 90482 Orcus A trans-Neptunian object (TNO) is any object in the solar system that orbits the sun at a greater distance on average than Neptune. ... Artists impression of Pluto together with its satellite Charon. ... Adjective Plutonian Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 0. ... 2003 UB313 is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO) believed to be larger than the planet Pluto. ... In astronomy, a plutino is a trans-Neptunian object that has a 3:2 orbital resonance with Neptune. ... Adjective Plutonian Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 0. ... 1993 RO is a trans-Neptunian object of the Plutino class. ... (15788) 1993 SB is a trans-Neptunian object of the Plutino class. ... 38083 Rhadamanthus (formerly known as (38083) 1999 HX11) is a trans-Neptunian object. ... 38628 Huya (original provisional designation: 2000 EB173) is a trans-Neptunian object. ... (28978) Ixion (ik·sye·un) is a Kuiper belt object discovered on May 22, 2001 with a diameter of < 822 km and a semimajor axis of about 39. ... 90482 Orcus (originally known by the provisional designation 2004 DW) is a Kuiper Belt object (KBO) that was discovered by Michael Brown of Caltech, Chad Trujillo of the Gemini Observatory, and David Rabinowitz of Yale University. ...


Cubewanos: 1998 WW31 | 1992 QB1 | 1994 GV9 | 1994 JQ1 | 1994 VK8 | 1996 TO66 | 19521 Chaos | 53311 Deucalion | 2002 AW197 | 50000 Quaoar | 2002 MS4 | 2002 TX300 | 2002 UX25 | 58534 Logos | 2004 GV9| Unnumbered: 2003 AZ84 | 2003 EL61 | 2003 QW90 | 2005 FY9 | 2005 RN43 A cubewano is any substantial Kuiper belt object, orbiting beyond about 41 AU and not controlled by resonances with the outer planets. ... 1998 WW31 (also written 1998 WW31) is an object of the solar system located beyond the orbit of Neptune. ... (15760) 1992 QB1 (also written (15760) 1992 QB1) was the first trans-Neptunian object to be discovered after Pluto and Charon. ... (19308) 1996 TO66 (also written (19308) 1996 TO66) is a trans-Neptunian object. ... 19521 Chaos (1998 WH24) is a cubewano, a Kuiper belt object not in resonance with any planet. ... 53311 Deucalion (original provisional designation: 1999 HU11) is a trans-Neptunian object. ... (55565) 2002 AW197 is a trans-Neptunian object. ... Artists impression by G. Bacon of STScI / NASA 50000 Quaoar (pronounced kwah·war, kwah·wor, or kwow·ur, Tongva ) [1] is a Trans-Neptunian object orbiting the Sun in the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt. ... (55636) 2002 TX300 (Also written as (55636) 2002 TX300) is a large Trans-Neptunian object discovered in October 15, 2002 by the NEAT program. ... The correct title of this article is (55637) 2002 UX25. ... (90568) 2004 GV9 (also written (90568) 2004 GV9) is a trans-Neptunian object. ... 2003 EL61 (also written 2003 EL61), nicknamed Santa (non-official designation), is a large and very unusual Kuiper belt object discovered by Mike Brown at Caltech in the United States. ... 2005 FY9 (also written 2005 FY9), codenamed Easterbunny by its discoverers, is a very large Kuiper belt object discovered on March 31, 2005 by the team led by Michael Brown. ...


Twotinos: Unnumbered: 1996 TR66 | 1998 SM165 | 1997 SZ10 | 1999 RB216 | 2000 JG81 While a Plutino completes 2 orbits around the Sun in the time it takes Neptune to complete 3 orbits, a Twotino makes 1 orbit around the Sun in the time it takes Neptune to complete 2 orbits. ...


Scattered disc objects: 2002 TC302 | 1995 TL8 | 1996 GQ21 | 1996 TL66 | 2000 OO67 | 2000 OM67 | 2001 KC77 | 2001 UR163 | 2002 CY224 | 2002 GX32 | Unnumbered: 2003 UB313** | 2004 XR190 The scattered disc (or scattered disk) is a distant region of our solar system, thinly populated by icy planetoids known as scattered disk objects (SDOs), a subset of the broader family of trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs). ... (84522) 2002TC302 is a large Scattered Disk Object (SDO), orbiting the sun at a distance of 39. ... (48639) 1995 TL8 (also written (48639) 1995 TL8) is a trans-Neptunian object of the Scattered disk object subclass, and posesses a very large satellite. ... (15874) 1996 TL66 is a trans-Neptunian object that resides in the Kuyper belt. ... 2000 OO67 is a Trans Neptunian Object notable for its highly eccentric orbit. ... 2003 UB313 is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO) believed to be larger than the planet Pluto. ... 2004 XR190 (also written 2004 XR190) is a newly discovered trans-Neptunian object located in the scattered disc. ...


Unclassified Objects : 1994 JS | 1994 JR1 | 1995 DA2 | 1995 SM55 | 1996 TQ66 | 1997 CR29 | 1997 CS29 | 1997 CU29 | 1997 QJ4 | 1998 HJ151 | 1998 HK151 | 1998 HP151 | 1998 HM151 | 1998 KR65 | 1998 SM165 | 1998 SN1651998 US43 | 1998 VG44 | 1998 WW24 | 1998 WA31 | 1998 WU31 | 1998 WA25 | 1999 CP133 | 1999 CL158 | 1999 CC158 | 1999 DF9 | 1999 HT11 | 1999 HB12 | 1999 HC12 | 1999 KR16 | 1999 OY3


Natural satellites : Charon (Pluto) | Hydra (Pluto) | Nix (Pluto) | S/2000 (1998 WW31) 1 | S/2005 (2003 EL61) 1 | S/2005 (2003 EL61) 2 | S/2005 (2003 UB313) 1 | (58534) Logos I Zoe Moons of solar system scaled to Earths Moon A natural satellite is a moon (not capitalized), that is, any natural object that orbits a planet. ... Media:Example. ... Hydra (formerly known as S/2005 P 1) is a natural satellite of Pluto. ... Nix (formerly known as S/2005 P 2), is a natural satellite of Pluto. ... 1998 WW31 (also written 1998 WW31) is an object of the solar system located beyond the orbit of Neptune. ... 2003 EL61 (also written 2003 EL61), is a large and very unusual Kuiper belt object discovered by Mike Brown at Caltech in the United States. ... 2003 EL61 (also written 2003 EL61), is a large and very unusual Kuiper belt object discovered by Mike Brown at Caltech in the United States. ... S/2005 (2003 UB313) 1 is a moon around the cubewano Kuiper Belt trans-Neptunian object 2003 UB313, the presumed tenth planet of our Solar System. ...

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Vulcanoids | Near-Earth asteroids | Main belt | Jupiter Trojans | Centaurs | Damocloids | Comets | Trans-Neptunians (Kuiper belt · Scattered disc · Oort cloud)
For other objects and regions, see: asteroid groups and families, binary asteroids, asteroid moons and the Solar system
For a complete listing, see: List of asteroids. See also Pronunciation of asteroid names and Meanings of asteroid names.

 
 

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