Monday, August 28, 2006

Keeping up with the International Astronomical Union

For your kids to copy and take to Science Class....

Transneptunian objects

Pluto

Charon

Logos

Chaos

Rhadamanthus

Deucalion

Huya

Varuna

Ixion

Quaoar

Sedna

Orcus

Hydra

Nix

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_trans-Neptunian_objects

2 comments:

garnett109 said...

thanks for sharing!

plittle said...

  Those are just the ones they've named so far. As I understand it, there is a list of about 40 more waiting to be named, and another 50 or so still waiting for confirmation of their discovery. One of the the offshoots of this whole Pluto discussion has been an expansion of our awareness of just how big our solar system is.
-Paul
http://journals.aol.ca/plittle/AuroraWalkingVacation/