Category: Science > Astronomy
Asked by: mongolia-ga
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08 Oct 2006 10:04 PDT
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Question ID: 771728
Howdy all I have noticed Astronomy questions have been a bit thin on the ground recently so here goes. Please name ALL Kuiper belt objects discovered so far with Moons. Please name the moons as well. Mongolia-ga BTW I know GARs do not like the word ALL but I believe there may no more than 10 of these discovered so far.
Re: Kuiper Belt
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 08 Oct 2006 11:16 PDT
Dear Mongolia, I managed to identify all 10 Kuiper Belt Objects with moons that have been discovered to the present day. Most KBOs and their moons do not have proper names yet, only designations. Here is the list: Object: Pluto Moon 1: Charon Moon 2: Nix Moon 3: Hydra Object: 1998 WW31 Moon: S/2000 (1998 WW31) 1 Object: 2001 QT297 Moon: S/2001 (88611) 1 Object: 2001 QW322 Moon: S/2001 (2001 QW322) 1 Object: 1999 TC36 Moon 1: S/2001 (47171) 1 Object: 1998 SM165 Moon 1: S/2001 (26308) 1 Object: Logos (formerly 1997 CQ29) Moon 1: Zoe (formerly S/2001 (1997 CQ29) 1) Object: 2000 CF105 Moon: S/2002 (2000 CF105) 1 Object: 2001 QC298 Moon: S/2002 (2001 QC298) 1 Object: 2003 EL61 Moon: S/2005 (2003 EL61) 1 Hope this is what you were looking for! Best regards, Scriptor Sources: Johnston's Archive: Asteroids with Satellites http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/astro/asteroidmoons.html University of Hawaii: Kuiper Belt Page - Binary Kuiper Belt Objects http://ifa.hawaii.edu/faculty/jewitt/kb/binaries.html Monde.de: Monde von TNOs http://www.monde.de/tnos.html University of Maryland: Minor Planet Satellite Database http://borg0.astro.umd.edu/~dwb/asteroid/db_view/
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