13963 Euphrates

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Euphrates
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Eric Walter Elst
Discovery site European Southern Observatory
Discovery date August 3, 1991
Designations
MPC designation 13963
Named after
Euphrates
1991 PT4
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 4.1882
Perihelion 2.4653
3.32674
Eccentricity 0.258951
2216.29
284.752
Inclination 0.935
227.48
130.141
Physical characteristics
13.7

13963 Euphrates (1991 PT4) is an outer main-belt asteroid discovered on August 3, 1991 by Eric Walter Elst at the European Southern Observatory.[1] It is one of very few asteroids located in the 2 : 1 mean motion resonance with Jupiter.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (10001)-(15000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 11 January 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "(13963) Euphrates". AstDyS. Italy: University of Pisa. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Roig; Nesvorny, D.; Ferraz-mello, S. (2002). "Asteroids in the 2 : 1 resonance with Jupiter: dynamics and size distribution". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 335 (2): 417–431. Bibcode:2002MNRAS.335..417R. doi:10.1046/j.1365-8711.2002.05635.x. 

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