Kuiper Belt Object Found Possibly As Large As Pluto's Moon

The May 22, 2001, discovery image for the large Kuiper Belt Object 2001 KX76 was produced by combining two exposures from the 4-meter Blanco Telescope at CTIO in such a way that moving objects appear as red-colored pairs of images. 2001 KX76 is the bright red-cyan pair of dots at the center of the picture. Non-moving objects, such as stars and galaxies, appear white in the picture.

Credit:

Deep Ecliptic Survey Team/NOAO/AURA/NSF

About the Image

Id:noao0110a
Type:Planetary
Release date:July 2, 2001
Related releases:noao0110
Size:249 x 249 px

About the Object

Name:2001 KX76
Category:Solar System

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