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Quaoar

Quaoar is a minor planetary body in our solar system and it's orbit is different than the other planets in our solar system.


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Quaoar

Quaoar is a minor planetary body in our solar system and it's orbit is different than the other planets in our solar system. The surface of Quaoar is barren it consists mainly of hard rock and ice there is a light atmosphere around the planet Quaoar but it's not fit for humans. There are no life forms on the surface of Quaoar it is a dead planet and you could say the planet Quaoar is a large rock trapped in the darkness of the Kuiper belt in a orbit around our sun.

Quaoar

Quaoar Statistics

Discovered by Chad Trujillo, Michael Brown
Discovery date 2002 Jun 05 10:48:08 PDT on an image taken 2002 June 04 05:41:40 UT

Designations

Alternate name[note 1] 2002 LM60
Minor planet category Cubewano[2][3]

Physical characteristics

Dimensions 1260 ± 190 km (direct)[5]
844+207?190 km (thermal)[6]
Mass (1.0–2.6) × 1021 kg
Mean density 2.0? g/cm³
Equatorial surface gravity 0.276–0.376 m/s²
Equatorial escape velocity 0.523–0.712 km/s
Geometric albedo 0.088 +0.021?0.012 [5]
0.198 6 +0.13?0.07 [6]
Temperature ~43 K
Spectral type (moderately red) B-V=0.94, V-R=0.65
Apparent magnitude 19.3[7]
Absolute magnitude (H) 2.6

Quaoar Interior

The diagram to the shows a cutaway of the possible interior structure of Quaoar. The composition of Quaoar is mostly ice, therefore there is probably a small core of some rocky material buried inside, covered with layers of ice of various phases.

Quaoar

If the interior is warm enough, there may be enough energy for the turning over of layers inside Quaoar. This type of interior motion leaves clues on the surface of a planet. (Surface plate tectonics and related earthquakes are big clues about motions within the Earth).

Named Quaoar the object resides in the Kuiper belt, a region of the sky beyond the orbit of Pluto and about 4 billion miles (6.5 billion kilometers) from Earth. The Kuiper belt is chock full of remnants from the planet-formation era of the solar system.

Like the planet Pluto, Quaoar dwells in the Kuiper Belt, an icy debris field of comet-like bodies extending 5 billion kilometers beyond Neptune's orbit. Over the past decade more than 500 icy bodies--Kuiper-Belt Objects or "KBOs" for short--have been found there. With a few exceptions all have been significantly smaller than Pluto.

Image Of Quaoar

Quaoar

Planetary Orbit Of Quaoar

Quaoar orbit

Orbital characteristics

Epoch May 18, 2008 (JD 2 454 600.5)
Aphelion: 6.716 275 Tm (45.286 AU)
Perihelion: 6.270 316 Tm (41.928 AU)
Semi-major axis: 6.493 296 Tm (43.607 AU)
Eccentricity: 0.038 4
Orbital period: 105 181.6 d (287.97 a)
Average orbital speed: 4.52 km/s
Mean anomaly: 284.861°
Inclination: 7.988°
Longitude of ascending node: 188.893°
Argument of perihelion: 148.508°

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