Category Plutinos

Herschel Observations of Plutinos

Plutinos are a subpopulation of the Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs), which are pristine and icy objects on the outskirts of the Solar System. The orbits of Plutinos – which are named after their prototype, Pluto – are in 2:3 resonance with Neptune, meaning that by the time a Plutino performs 2 full orbits around the Sun, […]