Where is Quaoar located?

the Kuiper Belt
Quaoar lurks in the Kuiper Belt, a group of icy objects beyond Neptune. It is about 42 astronomical units, or Earth-sun distances, away. That’s about 4 billion miles (6 billion km) — a billion kilometers more distant than Neptune.

How long is a day on Quaoar?

Quaoar has an orbital period of 284.5 years, and a sidereal rotation period of about 17.68 hours.

Why is Quaoar not a dwarf planet?

Must orbit the Sun. Has sufficient gravity to form itself into a round or nearly round shape. Has not cleared its orbit of other astronomical bodies (asteroids, comets, other dwarf planets, and so on). Is not a satellite.

How far is Quaoar from the Earth?

Quaoar is at about 42 AU away from us, more distant than Pluto and Neptune, which are both at about 30 AU. 1 AU is an “Astronomical Unit” and is equal to the distance between the Earth and the Sun, about 150 million kilometers. So Quaoar is about 6 billion kilometers from us.

What is Eris’s orbital period in years?

558 yearsEris / Orbital period

Eris has an orbital period of 559 years. Its maximum possible distance from the Sun (aphelion) is 97.5 AU, and its closest (perihelion) is 38 AU.

How long does it take for Sedna to orbit the Sun?

11,408 years90377 Sedna / Orbital period

What does Quaoar orbit around?

286 years50000 Quaoar / Orbital period

Who was Quaoar discovered by?

Michael E. Brown
Chad Trujillo
50000 Quaoar/Discoverers

How long does it take for 50000 Quaoar to orbit the Sun?

286 years50000 Quaoar / Orbital period
Quaoar orbits the Sun at an average distance of 43.7 AU (6.54 billion km; 4.06 billion mi), taking 288.8 years to complete one full orbit around the Sun.

What is Quaoar made out of?

Quaoar is greater in volume than all known asteroids combined. Researchers suspect it’s made mostly of low-density ices mixed with rock, not unlike the makeup of a comet. If so, Quaoar’s mass is probably only one-third that of the asteroid belt.

What is the temperature on Quaoar?

The surface temperature of Quaoar is only 50 K (-220 C) and, at these low temperatures, the thermodynamically preferred form of ice is amorphous (meaning “structureless”: the water molecules freeze where they stick in a jumbled pattern).

What is Eris’s diameter?

1,445.3 miEris / Diameter