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History

Discovery

Huya was discovered in March 2000 by Ignacio Ferrin and announced on 24 October 2000. At the time of its discovery, Huya was the brightest (and hence estimated to be the biggest) trans-Neptunian object found since Pluto. It was found using data collected at the CIDA Observatory in Venezuela.

Naming

It was named Huya, after Juy√° the Wayuu rain god, in August 2003 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).


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