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174567 Varda


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174567 Varda (Quenya: [ˈvarda]), provisional designation 2003 MW12, is a binary trans-Neptunian object of the resonant hot classical population of the Kuiper belt, located in the outermost region of the Solar System. With an absolute magnitude of 3.5 and a calculated diameter of approximately 700 kilometers (430 miles), it is likely a dwarf planet. Its minor-planet moon, named Ilmarë, was discovered in 2009.
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