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Encyclopedia > (55637) 2002 UX25
(55637) 2002 UX25
Discovery A
Discoverer Spacewatch
Discovery date October 30, 2002
Alternate
designations
(55637) 2002 UX25 B
Category Trans-Neptunian object
Orbital elements C
Epoch October 13, 2002 (JD 2452560.5)
Eccentricity (e) 0.145
Semi-major axis (a) 42.774 AU
Perihelion (q) 36.47 AU
Aphelion (Q) 48.59 AU
Orbital period (P) ~101310 d
Mean orbital speed  ?
Inclination (i) 19.4°
Longitude of the
ascending node
(Ω)
204.637°
Argument of
perihelion
(ω)
278.774°
Mean anomaly (M) 280.773°
Physical characteristics D
Dimensions ~910 km
Mass  ?
Density  ?
Surface gravity  ?
Escape velocity  ?
Rotation period  ?
Spectral class  ?
Absolute magnitude 3.482
Albedo 0.08? (assumed)
Mean surface
temperature
 ?
The correct title of this article is (55637) 2002 UX25. It appears incorrectly here due to technical restrictions.

(55637) 2002 UX25 (Also written as (55637) 2002 UX25) is a large Trans-Neptunian object discovered on October 30, 2002 by the Spacewatch program. Spacewatch is a project at the University of Arizona that specializes in the study of minor planets, and including various types of asteroids and comets. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The provisional designation of comets and asteroids are similar to each other: they both follow a pattern set in 1925 by the Minor Planet Center of the IAU. Historical designations At first, astronomers strove to assign symbols to the minor planets: 1 Ceres a stylized sickle 2 Pallas a lozenge... Minor planets, or planetoids are minor bodies of the Solar system orbiting the Sun (or of other planetary systems orbiting other stars) that are larger than meteoroids (the largest of which might be taken to be around 10 meters or so across) but smaller than major planets (Mercury having a... A trans-Neptunian object (TNO) is any object in the solar system which orbits the sun at a greater distance on average than Neptune. ... In astronomy, an epoch is a moment in time for which celestial coordinates or orbital elements are specified. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Julian day or Julian day number (JDN) is the number of days that have elapsed since 12 noon Greenwich Mean Time (UT or TT) on Monday, January 1, 4713 BC in the proleptic Julian calendar . ... In astrodynamics, under standard assumptions any orbit must be of conic section shape. ... In geometry, the semi-major axis (also semimajor axis) a applies to ellipses and hyperbolas. ... The astronomical unit (AU or au or a. ... This article is about several astronomical terms (apogee & perigee, aphelion & perihelion, generic equivalents based on apsis, and related but rarer terms. ... This article is about several astronomical terms (apogee & perigee, aphelion & perihelion, generic equivalents based on apsis, and related but rarer terms. ... The orbital period is the time it takes a planet (or another object) to make one full orbit. ... See also Day (language) A day (symbol: d) is a unit of time. ... The orbital speed of a body, generally a planet, a natural satellite, an artificial satellite, or a multiple star, is the speed at which it orbits around the barycenter of a system, usually around a more massive body. ... Inclination is one of the six orbital parameters describing the shape and orientation of a celestial orbit and is the angular distance of the orbital plane from the plane of the reference (usually planets equator or the ecliptic), stated in degrees. ... A degree (in full, a degree of arc, arc degree, or arcdegree), usually symbolized °, is a measurement of plane angle, representing 1/360 of a full rotation. ... The Longitude of the ascending node () is one of the orbital elements used to specify the orbit of an object in space. ... The argument of the perihelion is one of the orbital elements describing the orbit of a planet. ... In the study of orbital dynamics the mean anomaly is a measure of time, specific to the orbiting body p, which is a multiple of 2π radians at and only at periapsis. ... For the majority of numbered asteroids, almost nothing is known apart from a few physical parameters. ... Mass is a property of physical objects that, roughly speaking, measures the amount of matter they contain. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Gravity is the force of attraction between massive particles. ... In physics, for a given gravitational field and a given position, the escape velocity is the minimum speed an object without propulsion, at that position, needs to have to move away indefinitely from the source of the field, as opposed to falling back or staying in an orbit within a... In astronomy, a rotation period is the time an astronomical object takes to complete one revolution around its rotation axis. ... Asteroids are assigned a type based on spectral shape, color, and sometimes albedo. ... In astronomy, absolute magnitude is the apparent magnitude, m, an object would have if it were at a standardized distance away. ... The albedo is a measure of reflectivity of a surface or body. ... Temperature is the physical property of a system which underlies the common notions of hot and cold; the material with the higher temperature is said to be hotter. ... A trans-Neptunian object (TNO) is any object in the solar system which orbits the sun at a greater distance on average than Neptune. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Spacewatch is a project at the University of Arizona that specializes in the study of minor planets, and including various types of asteroids and comets. ...


External Links

  • MPEC 2002-V08
  • AstDys orbital elements


Large trans-Neptunian objectsedit
Kuiper belt: Pluto (Charon) | Orcus | Ixion | 2002 UX25 | Varuna
2002 TX300 | 2003 EL61 | Quaoar | 2005 FY9 | 2002 AW197
Scattered disc: 2003 UB313 | 2004 XR190 | Sedna
 See also Triton, astronomical objects and the solar system's list of objects, sorted by radius or mass
For pronunciation, see: Centaur and TNO pronunciation.
† Current MPC classification. Some consider Sedna an Oort cloud object.


A trans-Neptunian object (TNO) is any object in the solar system which orbits the sun at a greater distance on average than Neptune. ... Artists rendering of the Kuiper Belt and more distant Oort cloud. ... Adjective Plutonian Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 0. ... Italic text{| border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=2 style=float:right;clear:right; |+ Charon |- | bgcolor=#000000 colspan=2 align=center| Pluto and Charon |- ! bgcolor=#ffc0c0 colspan=2| Discovery |- ! align=left| Discovered by | James W. Christy |- ! align=left| Discovered on | June 22, 1978 |- ! bgcolor=#ffc0c0 colspan=2| Orbital characteristics |- ! align=left... 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. ... (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. ... 20000 Varuna (VAR oo na) is a Kuiper Belt object about 1060 kilometers in diameter, estimated from a combination of thermal and optical measurements. ... The title of this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... 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. ... 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. ... (55565) 2002 AW197 (also written: (55565) 2002 AW197) is a trans-Neptunian object. ... The scattered disc (or scattered disk) is a distant region of our solar system, thinly populated by a subset of the family of trans-Neptunian objects known as scattered disk objects (SDOs). ... 2003 UB313 (also written 2003 UB313) is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO) which California astronomers at Mount Palomar observatory describe as definitely bigger than the planet Pluto. ... The correct title of this article is 2004 XR190. ... 90377 Sedna is a trans-Neptunian object, discovered by Michael Brown (Caltech), Chad Trujillo (Gemini Observatory) and David Rabinowitz (Yale University) on November 14, 2003. ... Triton (trye-tun, Greek Τρίτων), also designated Neptune I, is the planet Neptunes largest moon. ... See also Lists of astronomical objects Categories: Astronomical objects ... Presentation of the solar system (not to scale) The solar system comprises our Sun and the retinue of celestial objects gravitationally bound to it. ... Below is a list of solar system objects with diameter >500km: The Sun, a spectral class G2 star Mercury Venus Earth Moon Mars Jupiter Io Europa Ganymede Callisto complete list of Jupiters natural satellites Saturn Tethys Dione Rhea Titan Iapetus complete list of Saturns natural satellites Uranus Ariel... This is a list of solar system objects by radius, in decreasing order. ... This is a list of Solar system objects by mass, in decreasing order. ... Pronunciation of Centaurs, Kuiper Belt Objects, and other planetoids of the outer solar system Pronunciation key ... The Minor Planet Center operates at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), which is part of the Center for Astrophysics (CfA) along with the Harvard College Observatory (HCO). ... This image is an artists rendering of the Oort cloud and the Kuiper Belt. ...

The minor planetsedit
Vulcanoids | Main belt | Groups and families | Near-Earth asteroids | Jupiter Trojans
Centaurs | Damocloids | Comets | Trans-Neptunians (Kuiper belt · Scattered disc · Oort cloud)
For other objects and regions, see: Binary asteroids, Asteroid moons and the Solar system
For a complete listing, see: List of asteroids. For pronunciation, see: Pronunciation of asteroid names.
The Solar System
Sun - Mercury - Venus - Earth (Moon) - Mars - Asteroid belt - Jupiter
Saturn - Uranus - Neptune - Pluto - Kuiper belt - Scattered disc - Oort cloud
See also astronomical objects and the solar system's list of objects, sorted by radius or mass.

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List of known trans-Neptunian objects (6076 words)
25.5 121 (95625) 2002 GX32 res 3:7 53.621 0.383 33.107 74.136 13.9 153 (95626) 2002 GZ32 centaur 23.210 0.222 18.065 28.354 15.0 192 1993 FW cubewano 44.032 0.054 41.653 46.412 7.7 175 1993 RO plutino 39.035 0.194 31.467 46.603 3.7 92 1993 RP plutino?
39.287 0.085 35.943 42.631 12.6 133 2002 GP32 res 2:5 55.994 0.428 32.020 79.969 1.6 201 2002 GQ32 plutino?
39.263 0.179 32.234 46.291 1.8 32 2002 TJ301 cubewano 43.671 0.033 42.215 45.127 1.6 29 2002 TK301 centaur 16.100 0.132 13.969 18.230 24.4 9 2002 TL301 cubewano 43.297 0.045 41.332 45.262 1.6 27 2002 TM301 plutino?
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