|Discovered by||Deep Ecliptic
|Discovery time||November 19, 1998|
|Other names||1998 WH24|
|Reference date January 30, 2005 (JD 2453400.5)|
|Longest distance from the Sun||50.269 AU|
|Shortest distance from the Sun||40.929 AU|
|Longest distance from the center of its orbital path
|How egg-shaped its orbit is
|How long it takes to complete an orbit||309.1006 y|
|Average speed||4.3931 km/s|
|Angle above the reference plane
|Longitude of where it comes up through the reference plane||50.0103°|
|Angle between its shortest distance from what it orbits around and where it comes up through the reference plane
("argument of periapsis")
|Size and Other Qualities|
|How long it takes to turn around one time
(in relation to the stars)
19521 Chaos is a Kuiper belt object. Chaos was found in 1998 by the Deep Ecliptic Survey, with Kitt Peak's 4 m telescope. It is big at about 560 km, and bright at H=4.755. It is named after the primeval state of existence in Greek mythology, from which the first gods appeared.
Trivia[change | edit source]
A jazz-fusion/progressive-rock band from Connecticut got their name from this minor planet.
References[change | edit source]
- Marc W. Buie (2004/11/09). "Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 19521". SwRI (Space Science Department). http://www.boulder.swri.edu/~buie/kbo/astrom/19521.html. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
- original MPEC circular 1998-X08 and the revision, 1999-V03
- NASA JPL Small-Body Database Browser on 19521 Chaos