1994 JR1 Discoveries

Posted by on Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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1994 JR1, is a minor planet that orbits around the Sun in an orbit entirely located beyond Neptune.

It was discovered on May 12, 1994, by M. J. Irwin and A. Zytkow with the 2.5 m Isaac Newton Telescope at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in the island of La Palma.

1994 JR1 was one of the first objects targeted for distant observations by New Horizons.

New Horizons discovered that it rotates once every 5.4 hours.

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