Huya
Number
38628
Provisional name
2000 EB173
Class
Plutino
Discovery date
10.03.2000
Discovery chart
Discovery position
18 Libra 39' Rx
Time of announcement
03.06.2000 - 0:36 UT
Orbital period
250.6 years
Orbit
  • crosses the orbits of Neptune and Pluto
Aphelion
50.795 AU
Perihelion
28.526 AU
Semimajor axis
39.660 AU
Magnitude
4.7
Diameter
220 - 680 km
Mythology
Huya (Juy) is the rain god of the Wayu Indians who live on the arid Guajira Peninsula of northern Venezuela and Colombia. Juy was god of rain; a warrior, hunter, seducer and inhabitant of "the place beyond the Sun".

Huya was discovered by Venezuelan astronomers and they proposed the name Juy. To facilitate its pronunciation in English, the spelling has been altered to "Huya".
 
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