Snow White, Rose Purple | by Brian Koberlein



24 July 2014

Artist's view of 2007 OR10.
Artist’s view of 2007 OR10.

Past Neptune, and simply barely nearer to the Solar than Eris, is a photo voltaic system physique designated as 2007 OR10. With a diameter of about 1200 km, it’s the largest photo voltaic system physique with out an official identify, however it has been given the nickname Snow White.

Snow White is likely one of the reddest objects within the photo voltaic system, probably because of methane frost. Spectral evaluation of the physique exhibits the presence of each methane and water ice. The presence of water ice is presumably proof of ice volcanic exercise. Past that we don’t know a lot in regards to the distant world. Even its measurement is just an estimate given its distance and obvious brightness.

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