Vanth probably not half the mass of Orcus

So here’s my other correction for today: earlier this week I got all excited about the Orcus-Vanth system, a Kuiper belt binary system containing two bodies of very different color and therefore likely different albedo. It turns out there was a math error in the version of the paper that I read, which resulted in the notion that Vanth could be nearly as big as Orcus. When the math error was corrected for the final published version of the ….

URL: http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00002880/

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