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2060 Chiron


2060 Chiron is a minor planet in the outer Solar System. Discovered in 1977 by Charles T. Kowal, it was the first-known member of a new class of objects now known as centaurs, with an orbit between Saturn and Uranus.

  • also known as 95P/Chiron, 1977UB, 1977 UB

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Google previewEncyclopedia of the Solar System (1998)

by Paul Weissman, Lucy-Ann McFadden, Torrence Johnson

Alternatively, because the first Centaur, 2060 Chiron, is known to display cometary-like outbursts and is gray in color, it has been suggested that the generation of a coma may spread gray material originating at depth over the surface of a ...

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