20000 Varuna

20000 Varuna

Dwarf planet

  • Orbital period
    282 years
  • Radius
    334 km
  • Mass
    3. 698 × 10^20 kg
  • Discovered
    November 28, 2000
  • Discoverer
    Robert S. McMillan
  • Did you know
    The surface of Varuna is moderately red (similar to Quaoar) and small amounts of water ice have been detected on its surface.
20000 Varuna Profiles
  • About

    20000 Varuna, provisional designation 2000 WR₁₀₆, is a large classical Kuiper belt object. Michael Brown estimates that it is probably a dwarf planet. It has an elongated shape due to its rapid rotation. Discovered by Spacewatch in 2000, the trans-Neptunian object was named after the Hindu deity Varuna.

  • Photos
    20000 Varuna - Dwarf planet
    20000 Varuna - Dwarf planet
    20000 Varuna - Dwarf planet
    20000 Varuna - Dwarf planet
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