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(69990) 1998 WU31

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Discovered by  Marc W. Buie
MPC designation  (69990) 1998 WU31
Minor planet category  TNO (plutino)
Orbital period  248 years
Orbits  Sun
People also search for  (69986) 1998 WW24
Discovery date  18 November 1998
Alternative names  none
Observation arc  2479 days (6.79 yr)
Discovered  18 November 1998
Discoverer  Marc William Buie
Discovery site  Kitt Peak National Observatory
Minor planet category  Trans-Neptunian object (Plutino)

(69990) 1998 WU31, also written as (69990) 1998 WU31 is a TNO that resides in the Kuiper belt. It was discovered on November 18, 1998, by Marc W. Buie at Kitt Peak National Observatory

Since it is in a 2:3 orbital resonance with the planet Neptune, it has been classified as a plutino.

References

(69990) 1998 WU31 Wikipedia


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