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December 16, 2009 01:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2009-33

Hubble Finds Smallest Kuiper Belt Object Ever Seen

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Description: Kuiper Belt Object
Distance: 4.2 billion miles (6.8 billion kilometers)
About the Data
Data Description: The science team includes: H. Schlichting (California Institute of Technology/University of Toronto), E. Ofek (California Institute of Technology/Einstein Fellow), M. Wenz (NASA/GSFC), R. Sari (California Institute of Technology/Hebrew University), A. Gal-Yam (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel), M. Livio and E. Nelan (STScI), and S. Zucker (Tel Aviv University).
Instrument: FGS
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and H. Schlichting (California Institute of Technology)
Release Date: December 16, 2009