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(208996) 2003 AZ84

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(208996) 2003 AZ84, also written as 2003 AZ84, is a plutino, like Pluto, in a 2:3 resonance with Neptune.<ref name="Buie" /><ref name="MPEC2009-P26" /> Its light-curve amplitude deviates little from that of an ellipsoid, which suggests that it is likely one with small albedo spots.<ref name="SSDwarfs" /> Tancredi (2010) considers (208996) 2003 AZ84 to very probably be a dwarf planet,<ref name="Tancredi" /> although the International Astronomical Union does not currently classify it as such. It was discovered on January 13, 2003 by C. Trujillo and M. Brown<ref name=jpldata /> using the Samuel Oschin telescope in the Palomar Observatory.


(208996) 2003 AZ84 sections
Intro   Orbit and rotation    Physical characteristics    Satellite    Notes    References    External links   

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