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(119979) 2002 WC19

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Discovered by  Palomar Observatory
MPC designation  (119979) 2002 WC19
Observation arc  3978 days (10.89 yr)
Discovery date  16 November 2002
Minor planet category  Twotino
Aphelion  60.732 AU (9.0854 Tm)
(119979) 2002 WC19

(119979) 2002 WC19, also written as (119979) 2002 WC19, is a twotino, i.e. it is in a 1:2 orbital resonance with Neptune. It was discovered on November 16, 2002 at the Palomar Observatory. It is probably a dwarf planet.

Knowing how many twotinos there are may reveal whether Neptune took roughly 1 million or 10 million years to migrate about 7 AU from its birth location.

Satellite

A natural satellite was reported to be orbiting (119979) 2002 WC19 on February 27, 2007. It is estimated to be 2,760 ± 250 km from the primary and to be around 139 kilometres (86 mi) in diameter.

References

(119979) 2002 WC19 Wikipedia


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