12373 Lancearmstrong

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12373 Lancearmstrong
Discovery
Discovered by Charles de Saint-Aignan
Discovery date May 15, 1994
Designations
Named after
Lance Armstrong
1994 JE9
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch September 22, 2006 (JD 2454000.5)
Aphelion 2.728 AU
Perihelion 2.173 AU
2.450 AU
Eccentricity 0.113
1401.294 d (3.84 a)
unknown
46.642°
Inclination 6.754°
118.665°
149.719°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions unknown
Mass unknown
Mean density
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
Albedo unknown
Temperature unknown
Spectral type
unknown
14.0

The asteroid 12373 Lancearmstrong is a Main belt asteroid discovered by Charles de Saint-Aignan at Lowell Observatory, examining films taken at Palomar.

Citation from the MPCs[edit]

The official citation reads: "Lance Armstrong (b. 1971) is an American cyclist and cancer survivor. After being diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer in 1996, he was able to return to cycling.[1] He still serves as an inspiration to some cancer survivors around the world ."

Orbital Diagram[edit]

This orbital diagram is courtesy of the JPL Small-Body Database Browser Lancearmstrong Orbit.jpg

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Armstrong would go on to fraudulently win (via doping) seven consecutive Tour de France races. He was stripped of the titles by the Union Cycliste International (UCI) on October 22, 2012, after it was determined that he had been using performance-enhancing drugs.