19521 Chaos

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19521 Chaos
Discovered by Deep Ecliptic
Discovery date November 19, 1998
Name 19521 Chaos
Other names 1998 WH24
Category TNO (cubewano)[1]
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
("semi-major axis")
45.599 AU
How long it takes to complete an orbit 309.1006 y
Average speed 4.3931 km/s
Mean anomaly 324.2844°
Angle above the reference plane
Size and other qualities
Measurements ~560 km
True brightness
("absolute magnitude")

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 | change source]

A jazz-fusion/progressive-rock band from Connecticut got their name from this minor planet.

References[change | change source]

  1. Marc W. Buie (2004/11/09). "Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 19521". SwRI (Space Science Department). Retrieved 2008-09-28.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
A graphic showing Chaos' size compared to Earth's moon and other big TNOs