Quaoar's size compared with North America

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. The picture above shows its size compared to North America. 


NASA/ESA, A. Feild, and G. Bacon (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:7 October 2002, 06:00
Size:2400 x 2232 px

About the Object

Name:Earth, Quaoar
Type:Solar System : Planet
Solar System : Interplanetary Body
Solar System

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