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October 7, 2002 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2002-17

Hubble Spots an Icy World Far Beyond Pluto

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Quaoar, 2002 LM60
Object Description: Kuiper Belt Object
Position (J2000): On July 5, 2002
R.A. 16h 36m 18s
Dec. 14° 48' 0"
Constellation: In July 2002 in Ophiuchus
Distance: About 43 astronomical units (about 4 billion miles or 6.5 billion kilometers)
Dimensions: Approximately 800 miles in diameter (about 1300 kilometers)
About the Data
Instrument: ACS/HRC
Principal Astronomers: M. Brown and C. Trujillo (Caltech)
Exposure Dates and Time: July 5, 2002: 29 minutes (16 exposures, 110 seconds each)
July 29, 2002: 32 minutes (16 exposures, 120 seconds each)
Filters: F330W (U)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and M. Brown (Caltech)
Release Date: October 7, 2002
Orientation: ACS Images of KBO