Chaos
Number
19521
Provisional name
1998 WH24
Class
Cubewano
Discovery date
19.11.1998
Discovery chart
Discovery position
26 Taurus 34' Rx
Time of announcement
03.12.1998 - 18:01 UT
Orbital period
307.4 years
Orbit
  • crosses the orbit of Pluto
Aphelion
50.206 AU
Perihelion
41.016 AU
Semimajor axis
45.611 AU
Magnitude
4.9
Diameter
200 - 620 km

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Photo: Copyright © Sirja Melto.

Mythology
In Greek mythology, Chaos is the original state of existence from which the first gods appeared. Chaos was the dark void of space out of which the first objects of existence appeared. These first beings, depicted as children of Chaos alone, were Gaia (the Earth), Tartarus (the Underworld), Nyx (the darkness of the night), Erebus (the darkness of the Underworld), and Bobo (sexual love).

Chaos
 
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