Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Punisher

Just a short post today. Four years ago today 90482 Orcus was discovered using the Palomar 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope. Orcus (aka 2004 DW) is a Kuiper Belt Object with a 247-year orbit. In mythology Orcus was the punisher of broken oaths.

Here's the discovery images:

More information is available from Wikipedia and Chad Trujillo's 2004 DW page.

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