(15874) 1996 TL66 is a trans-Neptunian object that resides in the Kuyper belt. Discovered in 1996 by David C. Jewitt et al, it was one of the first examples of a scattered disk object. Its estimated to have an equatorial diameter greater than 958km and orbits the sun at an average distance of 85.33 AU. A trans-Neptunian object (TNO) is any object in the solar system with all or most of its orbit beyond that of Neptune. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... David C. Jewitt is a Professor of astronomy at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy. ... A scattered disk object (or scattered disc object or SDO) is a trans-Neptunian object of the Kuiper belt with a very eccentric orbit. ...
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