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Relative sizes of the largest known Kuiper Belt Objects

Relative sizes of the largest known Kuiper Belt Objects


Depicts: Pluto, Charon, 2001 KX76, Kuiper Belt Objects
Copyright: ESA, ESO, Astrovirtel & Gerhard Hahn (German Aerospace Center, DLR)

In this schematic diagram the relative sizes of the largest Kuiper Belt Objects (KBO) are illustrated. The newly discovered object, 2001 KX76 (diameter about 1200 km), is the largest known KBO and is even larger than Pluto's moon, Charon. For comparison Pluto's diameter is about 2300 km.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
30-Jul-2021 04:14 UT

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