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A cubewano is any substantial Kuiper belt object, orbiting beyond about 41 AU and not controlled by resonances with the outer planets. The Kuiper belt (KYE per) is an area of the solar system extending from within the orbit of Neptune (at 30 AU) to 50 AU from the sun, at inclinations consistent with the ecliptic. ... In physics, an orbit is the path that an object makes, around another object, whilst under the influence of a source of centripetal force, such as gravity. ... The astronomical unit (AU or au or a. ... Orbital Resonance is also the title of a science fiction novel by John Barnes. ... A planet (from the Greek πλανήτης, planētēs which means wanderer or more forcefully vagrant, tramp) is an object in orbit around a star that is not a star in its own right. ...


The odd name is derived from the first trans-Neptunian object found, (15760) 1992 QB1. Later objects were called "QB1-os", or cubewanos. A trans-Neptunian object (TNO) is any object in the solar system with all or most of its orbit beyond that of Neptune. ... (15760) 1992 QB1 was the first trans-Neptunian object discovered, in 1992. ...


Objects identified as cubewanos include:


(15760) 1992 QB1 was the first trans-Neptunian object discovered, in 1992. ... 20000 Varuna (VAR oo na) is a Kuiper Belt object about 1060 kilometers in diameter, estimated from a combination of thermal and optical measurements. ... This article is about the trans-Neptunian object. ...


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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?
39.280 0.218 30.724 47.836 0.4 88 1996 AR20 centaur 15.197 0.627 5.666 24.729 6.2 7 1996 AS20 SDO 35.787 0.621 13.565 58.009 10.6 61 1996 KV1 cubewano 45.349 0.113 40.205 50.492 8.1 153 1996 KX1 plutino?
(binary) 2001 QD298 cubewano 42.539 0.057 40.123 44.955 5.0 334 2001 QE298 cubewano 43.512 0.150 36.966 50.058 3.7 192 2001 QF298 plutino 39.243 0.114 34.769 43.717 22.4 505 2001 QF331 plutino?
Cubewano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (91 words)
A cubewano is any substantial Kuiper belt object, orbiting beyond about 41 AU and not controlled by resonances with the outer planets.
The odd name is derived from the first trans-Neptunian object found, (15760) 1992 QB Later objects were called "QB1-o's", or cubewanos.
For other objects and regions, see: Binary asteroids, Asteroid moons and the Solar system
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