Artist's Conception of Sedna

Spitzer_ssc2004-05b_1024

spitzer_ssc2004-05b March 15th, 2004

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)

In this artist's visualization, the newly discovered planet-like object, dubbed "Sedna," is shown where it resides at the outer edges of the known solar system. The object is so far away that the Sun appears as an extremely bright star instead of the large, warm disc observed from Earth. All that is known about Sedna's appearance is that it has a reddish hue, almost as red and reflective as the planet Mars. In the distance is a hypothetical small moon, which scientists believe may be orbiting this distant body.

Provider: Spitzer Space Telescope

Image Source: https://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/image/ssc2004-05b-artists-conception-of-sedna

Curator: Spitzer Space Telescope, Pasadena, CA, USA

Image Use Policy: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/info/18-Image-Use-Policy

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Image Type
Artwork
Object Name
Sedna
Subject - Solar System
Interplanetary Body > Dwarf planet
Spitzer_ssc2004-05b_1280
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ID
ssc2004-05b
Subject Category
A.2.1.  
Subject Name
Sedna
Credits
NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)
Release Date
2004-03-15
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/image/ssc2004-05b-artists-conception-of-sedna
Type
Artwork
Image Quality
Good
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Instrument
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Bandpass
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Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
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FITS Header
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Creator (Curator)
Spitzer Space Telescope
URL
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu
Name
Spitzer Space Telescope
Email
Telephone
Address
1200 E. California Blvd.
City
Pasadena
State/Province
CA
Postal Code
91125
Country
USA
Rights
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/info/18-Image-Use-Policy
Publisher
Spitzer Science Center
Publisher ID
spitzer
Resource ID
ssc2004-05b.tif
Metadata Date
2021-08-04T07:23:21Z
Metadata Version
1.2
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