|Discovered by Nichole Danzl|
MPC designation (24835) 1995 SM55
Aphelion 46.152 AU (6.9042 Tm)
Discovered 19 September 1995
Asteroid family Haumea family
|Discovery date 19 September 1995|
Observation arc 11751 days (32.17 yr)
Orbital period 271 years
Discoverer Nichole M. Danzl
|Minor planet category Cubewano (MPC)
Discovery site Kitt Peak National Observatory
(24835) 1995 SM55, also written (24835) 1995 SM55, is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO) that resides in the Kuiper belt that was discovered on September 19, 1995, by Nichole M. Danzl. Until (19308) 1996 TO66 was discovered, it was the second-largest known object in the Kuiper belt, after Pluto.
Based on their common pattern of IR water-ice absorptions, neutral visible spectrum and the clustering of their orbital elements, the other KBOs (19308) 1996 TO66, (55636) 2002 TX300, (120178) 2003 OP32 and (145453) 2005 RR43 all appear to be collisional fragments broken off of the dwarf planet Haumea.