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Information about Quaoar, which is a newly discovered Kuiper Belt object, found in June 2002 by Chad Trujillo and Mike Brown at Caltech in Pasadena. It's the largest Kuiper Belt object currently known, half the diameter of Pluto (about 1/8 the volume), and 1.6 billion kilometers (1 billion miles) further away than Pluto.

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      NSDL,kuyper belt,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110312192419835T,Space Science,dwarf-planet,pluto,quaoar,NSDL_SetSpec_380601

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