(69990) 1998 WU31

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(69990) 1998 WU31
Discovery
Discovered by Marc W. Buie
Discovery date November 18, 1998
Designations
MPC designation (69990) 1998 WU31
none
Minor planet category TNO (plutino)
Orbital characteristics
Aphelion 46.268 AU
Perihelion 31.885 AU
39.077 AU
Eccentricity 0.184
34.1°
Inclination 6.6°
237.2°
140.9°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 111 km
Albedo 0.09 (assumed)
8.0

(69990) 1998 WU31, also written as (69990) 1998 WU31 is a TNO that resides in the Kuiper belt. It was discovered on November 18, 1998 by Marc W. Buie at Kitt Peak National Observatory

Since it is in a 2:3 orbital resonance with the planet Neptune, it has been classified as a plutino.

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