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  1. Quaoarnoun

    a planetoid discovered in 2002


  1. Quaoar

    Quaoar (minor-planet designation 50000 Quaoar, provisional designation 2002 LM60) is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, a region of icy planetesimals beyond Neptune. A non-resonant object (cubewano), it measures approximately 1,110 km (690 mi) in diameter, about half the diameter of Pluto. The object was discovered by American astronomers Chad Trujillo and Michael Brown at the Palomar Observatory on 4 June 2002. Signs of water ice on the surface of Quaoar have been found, which suggests that cryovolcanism may be occurring on Quaoar. A small amount of methane is present on its surface, which can only be retained by the largest Kuiper belt objects. Quaoar has one known moon, Weywot, which was discovered by Brown February 2007. Both objects were named after mythological figures from the Native American Tongva people in Southern California. Quaoar is the Tongva creator deity and Weywot is his son. In February 2023, astronomers announced the discovery of a widely-separated ring system around Quaoar, which defied theoretical expectations that a ring should be located closer.


  1. quaoar

    Quaoar is a trans-Neptunian object located in the Kuiper Belt, a region of our solar system beyond the planet Neptune. It was discovered in 2002 and named after a creation deity in the Native American Tongva tribe. Quaoar is approximately half the size of Pluto and orbits the sun every 289 years. It was one of the largest objects discovered in our solar system since the discovery of Pluto in 1930.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Quaoar in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Quaoar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    When we put everything together, we saw drops in brightness that were not caused by Quaoar, but that pointed to the presence of material in a circular orbit around it. The moment we saw that we said, ‘Okay, we are seeing a ring around Quaoar,’.

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