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(69988) 1998 WA31

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Discovered by
  
Marc W. Buie

MPC designation
  
(69988) 1998 WA31

Observation arc
  
3714 days (10.17 yr)

Discovered
  
18 November 1998

Orbits
  
Sun

Discovery date
  
18 November 1998

Minor planet category
  
TNO 2:5 resonance

Aphelion
  
78.463 AU (11.7379 Tm)

Absolute magnitude
  
7.4

Discoverer
  
Marc William Buie

Discovery site
  
Kitt Peak National Observatory

Minor planet categories
  
Trans-Neptunian object, Resonant trans-Neptunian object

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(69988) 1998 WA31, also written as (69988) 1998 WA31, is a trans-Neptunian object that resides in the Kuiper belt. It was discovered on 18 November 1998 by Marc W. Buie at the Kitt Peak National Observatory.

It is in a 2:5 orbital resonance with the planet Neptune.

References

(69988) 1998 WA31 Wikipedia