Quaoar's Size Compared With Pluto, Earth's Moon, and the Earth

Approximately half the size of Pluto, the icy world 2002 LM60, dubbed "Quaoar" (pronounced kwa-whar) by its discoverers, is the farthest object in the solar system ever to be resolved by a telescope.


NASA/ESA and A. Feild (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:7 October 2002, 06:00
Size:1666 x 1276 px

About the Object

Name:Earth, Moon, Pluto, Quaoar
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Satellite
• Solar System : Planet
• Solar System : Interplanetary Body
• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Dwarf planet

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