19521 Chaos is a Kuiper belt object. Chaos was found in 1998 by the Deep Ecliptic Survey, with Kitt Peak's 4 m telescope. It is big at about 560 km, and bright at H=4.755. It is named after the primeval state of existence in Greek mythology, from which the first gods appeared.
|Discovered by||Deep Ecliptic |
|Discovery date||November 19, 1998|
|MPC designation||19521 Chaos|
|Epoch January 30, 2005 (JD 2453400.5)|
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A jazz-fusion/progressive-rock band from Connecticut got their name from this minor planet.
- original MPEC circular 1998-X08 and the revision, 1999-V03
- NASA JPL Small-Body Database Browser on 19521 Chaos