File:Quaoar-red-ssc2004-05c.jpg

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Quaoar and its small moon Weywot. This image tries to show the moderately red color of Quaoar (B-V=0.94, V-R=0.64). The precise albedos, and thus sizes of these two objects are not yet known. Quaoar is estimated to be about 844km in diameter. Thanks to the orbiting moon Weywot, Quaoar is known to be more massive than the dwarf planet Ceres.

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Source This image is based off of the the image at SSC2004-05c: Size comparison between Sedna and other bodies in the Solar System
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC-Caltech)
Author kheider using original NASA image SSC2004-05c
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Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC-Caltech)

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