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38083 Rhadamanthus

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Discovered by  Deep Ecliptic Survey
MPC designation  38083 Rhadamanthus
Minor planet category  TNO
Discovered  17 April 1999
Orbits  Sun
Discoverer  Deep Ecliptic Survey
Discovery date  17 April 1999
Alternative names  1999 HX11
Orbital period  245 years
Inclination  12.72°
Named after  Rhadamanthus
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Pronunciation  /ˌrædəˈmænθəs/ RAD-ə-MAN-thəs
Similar  19521 Chaos, 65489 Ceto, (119951) 2002 KX14, (84922) 2003 VS2, 58534 Logos

38083 Rhadamanthus is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO). It was discovered in 1999 by the Deep Ecliptic Survey. It was originally thought to be a plutino but no longer is.

Discovery and naming

Rhadamanthus was discovered on 17 April 1999 by the Deep Ecliptic Survey.

Rhadamanthus is named after the Greek mythological figure. The name was announced in the circular of the Minor Planet Center of 24 July 2002, which stated "Rhadamanthus was a son of Zeus and Europa. Because of his just and upright life, after death he was appointed a judge of the dead and the ruler of Elysium, a blissfully beautiful area of the Underworld where those favored by the gods spent their life after death. The name was suggested by E. K. Elliot."

References

38083 Rhadamanthus Wikipedia


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