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|Discovered by||Arnold Richard Klemola|
|Discovery date||September 7, 1972|
|Minor planet category||Main belt (Mars crosser)|
|Epoch June 14, 2006 (JD 2453900.5)|
|Aphelion||518.336 Gm (3.465 AU)|
|Perihelion||167.625 Gm (1.121 AU)|
|342.980 Gm (2.293 AU)|
|1267.986 d (3.47 a)|
Average orbital speed
2202 Pele is an asteroid. It is a Mars-crosser asteroid, that is, this type of asteroid's orbit crosses the orbit of Mars. It is an Amor asteroid, that is, this type of asteroid approaches the orbit of Earth from beyond, but does not cross it. It is therefore a Near-Earth asteroid.
- Pele, is a Polynesian (specifically: Hawaiian) goddess of fire, lightning, dance, volcanoes and violence, who lives on Kilauea.
- Pelé, a Brazilian football (soccer) player who won World Cup three times.
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