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Quaoar I

Proper NameWeywot
Primary PlanetQuaoar
Orbital Period12.5 days
Distance from QuaoarSemi-Major Axis: 14,500 km
Periapsis: 12,470 km
Apoapsis: 16,530 km
Rotation PeriodNot known
Mean Diameter81 km
50 miles
NotesThe only known moon of the dwarf planet Quaoar is a small body, less than a tenth of the diameter of its parent planet. Together Quaoar and Weywot pursue a distant path around the Sun, beyond that of Pluto. This moon is named for the son of the deity Quaoar in the mythology of the Tongva Native American culture.


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