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Chaos is a Kuiper Belt object, a large rock that orbits round outside the orbit of Neptune. It has been categorised as a Kuiper Belt object. Its name is derived from God. It has an alternative name which is 1998 WH24. It was discovered on 19 November 1998 by Deep Ecliptic Suvey. Its orbit takes 309.1006 years to travel round the Sun.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 4.755 which is the brightness of the object. A higher absolute magnitude means that the object is faint whereas a very low number means it is very bright.

The albedo of the object is 0. The Albedo is the amount of radiation that is reflected back into space by the object.

The Aphelion of the object is 50.5041 A.U. which is the point in the orbit that is furthest from the object that it is orbit. At this point, it will then return back to the orbit target. The Perihelion of the object is 40.9264 AU A.U. which is the point in the orbit that is closest to the object that it is orbit around. The Longitude of Ascending Node of the object is 50.0103 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 58.6836. It is the angle along the orbit of a planet or other Solar System object as measured from the ascending node (analogous to right ascension and longitude) Ref:Hawaii.

The mean anomoly is 324.2844, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 45.7153 AU, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Chaos orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 12.055 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1048, it is the degree at which Chaos orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Chaos Facts


TypeKuiper Belt Object
Name OriginGod
Alternative Name1998 WH24
Date of Discovery19 November 1998
DiscovererDeep Ecliptic Suvey
Orbital Period309.1006
Absolute Magnitude4.755
Albedo0
Aphelion (Furthest)50.5041 A.U.
Perihelion (Nearest)40.9264 AU A.U.
Longitude Of Ascending Node50.0103
Argument of Periphelion58.6836
Mean Anomoly324.2844
Semi-Major Axis45.7153 AU
Orbital Inclination12.055
Orbital Eccentricity0.1048




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