Relative sizes of the largest known Kuiper Belt

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.

Credit:

ESA, ESO, Astrovirtel & Gerhard Hahn (German Aerospace Center, DLR)

About the Image

Id:heic0110b
Type:Artwork
Release date:23 August 2001, 15:00
Related releases:heic0110
Size:2972 x 1113 px

About the Object

Name:Kuiper Belt Object
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
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