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Quaoar (deity)

Quaoar is the name of a creation deity[?] of the Native American Tongva people, native to the area around Los Angeles.


A planetoid was named after this deity following the International Astronomical Union rules which requires naming all planetoids after creation deities (see planetary nomenclature). This planetoid was discovered in 2002 by astronomers Chad Trujillo[?] and Mike Brown[?] at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. See Quaoar for more information.



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