View Full Version : What is the largest plutino?

Tom Mazanec
2007-Nov-12, 03:02 PM
Besides Pluto itself, of course.

2007-Nov-12, 03:07 PM
For me and others who don't know what a Plutino is . . .

From wiki:

In astronomy, a plutino is a trans-Neptunian object in 2:3 mean motion resonance with Neptune. Plutinos are named after Pluto, which follows an orbit trapped in the same resonance, with the Italian diminutive suffix -ino. The name refers only to the orbital resonance and does not imply common physical characteristics; it was invented to describe those bodies smaller than Pluto (hence the diminutive) following similar orbits. The class includes Pluto itself and its moons.

2007-Nov-12, 04:45 PM
Besides Pluto itself, of course.

As the Wiki article says - 90482 Orcus