Quaoar's size compared with Earth's Moon, Pluto, and Charon

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, A. Feild, and G. Bacon (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:7 October 2002, 06:00
Size:720 x 540 px

About the Object

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

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