19521 Chaos

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19521 Chaos
Discovery
Discovered byDeep Ecliptic
Survey
Discovery dateNovember 19, 1998
Names
Name19521 Chaos
Other names1998 WH24
CategoryTNO (cubewano)[1]
Orbit
Reference date January 30, 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Longest distance from the Sun50.269 AU
Shortest distance from the Sun40.929 AU
Longest distance from the center of its orbital path
("semi-major axis")
45.599 AU
How long it takes to complete an orbit309.1006 y
Average speed4.3931 km/s
Mean anomaly324.2844°
Angle above the reference plane
("inclination")
12.0550°
Size and other qualities
Measurements~560 km
True brightness
("absolute magnitude")
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