(15874) 1996 TL66


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(15874) 1996 TL66 (also written (15874) 1996 TL66) is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO) that resides in the scattered disc. The Spitzer Space Telescope has estimated this object to be about {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} in diameter,<ref name="spitzer" /> but 2012 estimates from the Herschel Space Observatory estimate the diameter as closer to {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}.<ref name=TNOsCool4 /> It is not a detached object, since its perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) is under the influence of Neptune.<ref name="Buie" /> Light-curve-amplitude analysis suggests it is a spheroid.<ref name=SSDwarfs>Tancredi, G., & Favre, S. (2008) Which are the dwarfs in the Solar System?. Depto. Astronomía, Fac. Ciencias, Montevideo, Uruguay; Observatorio Astronómico Los Molinos, MEC, Uruguay. Retrieved 10-08-2011</ref> Tancredi presents "in the form of a decision tree, the set of questions to be considered in order to classify an object as an icy 'dwarf planet'." They find that (15874) 1996 TL66 is very probably a dwarf planet.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref> Mike Brown's website, using a radiometrically determined diameter of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}, lists it as a possible dwarf planet.<ref name="Brown-dplist">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

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