19521 Chaos

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19521 Chaos
Discovery
Discovered byDeep Ecliptic
Survey
Discovery dateNovember 19, 1998
Designations
MPC designation19521 Chaos
1998 WH24
TNO (cubewano)[1]
Orbital characteristics
Epoch January 30, 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion50.269 AU
Perihelion40.929 AU
45.599 AU
Eccentricity0.102
309.1006 y
4.3931 km/s
324.2844°
Inclination12.0550°
50.0103°
58.6836°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions~560 km
3.985 (days)
4.755

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