The Orbit of 1998 WW31 in the Kuiper Belt

This illustration compares the orbit of the binary Kuiper Belt object, called 1998 WW31, with the orbits of Pluto and Neptune, the outermost solar system planets. The inset picture, consisting of six snapshots taken by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows one member of the Kuiper Belt pair [the faint white blobs] during its elliptical orbit. The bright white object at the bottom of the oval is the other member of the pair.


About the Image

NASA press release
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Release date:17 April 2002, 20:00
Size:3119 x 2344 px

About the Object

Name:Kuiper belt object 1998 WW31
Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body
Category:Solar System

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