n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - 5th Dwarf Planet named : news notes

Volume 68, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



This object's discovery route was quite convoluted, including some controversy: two groups claimed credit for it, one at Caltech and the other in Spain. Although its temporary designation was (136108) 2003 EL61, based on the date of an archived Spanish discovery image, it was only announced after the Caltech group's published online abstract - see the wiki-page for the full story.

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