143 Adria

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143 Adria
Discovery[1] and designation
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date February 23, 1875
Designations
Named after
Adriatic Sea
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 442.325 Gm (2.957 AU)
Perihelion 384.207 Gm (2.568 AU)
413.266 Gm (2.763 AU)
Eccentricity 0.070
1677.083 d (4.59 a)
17.90 km/s
196.062°
Inclination 11.469°
333.233°
250.984°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 89.9 km
Mass 7.6×1017 kg
Mean density
2.0 g/cm³
Equatorial surface gravity
0.0251 m/s²
Equatorial escape velocity
0.0475 km/s
22.005[2] h
0.10
Temperature ~167 K
C
9.12

143 Adria is a fairly large main-belt asteroid that was discovered by Austrian astronomer J. Palisa on February 23, 1875, at Pula, and named after the Adriatic Sea, on the coast of which the discovery was made. This dark-coloured asteroid has probably a primitive carbonaceous chondritic composition.

One occultation by Adria has been reported so far, from Japan on August 21, 2000. A somewhat spherical shape measuring 98 × 86 km was observed.

Photometric observations of this asteroid made during 2008 at the Organ Mesa Observatory in Las Cruces, New Mexico gave an irregular light curve with a period of 22.005 ± 0.001 hours and a brightness variation of 0.08 ± 0.01 in magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., 143 Adria, JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ a b Pilcher, Frederick (September 2008), Period Determinations for 26 Proserpina, 34 Circe 74 Galatea, 143 Adria, 272 Antonia, 419 Aurelia, and 557 Violetta, Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 35 (3): 135-138, Bibcode:2008MPBu...35..135P. 

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