Kuiper Belt Objects:
2003 AZ84

Summary:2003 AZ84 is a plutino.
Description:(208996) 2003 AZ84 is a plutino, like Pluto, in a 2:3 resonance with Neptune. For every 2 orbits that a plutino makes, Neptune orbits 3 times. The Spitzer Space Telescope has estimated it to have a size of 686 ± 96 km, and thus it also qualifies as a plutoid candidate. It was discovered on January 13, 2003 by C. Trujillo, M. Brown, E. Helin, S. Pravdo, K. Lawrence, and M. Hicks at the Palomar Observatory using the Schmidt telescope.
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