2504 Gaviola

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Discovery and designation
Discovered by Carlos Ulrrico Cesco and Klemola, A. R.
Discovery site El Leoncito
Discovery date May 6, 1967
MPC designation 2504
Named after
Enrique Gaviola
1967 JO
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.9967892
Perihelion 2.5266108
Eccentricity 0.0851248
Inclination 4.07165
Physical characteristics

2504 Gaviola (1967 JO) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on May 6, 1967 by Carlos Ulrrico Cesco and Klemola, A. R. at El Leoncito. It is named after Enrique Gaviola a famous Argentine astrophysicist.

This object is a member of the Merxia family of asteroids that share similar orbital elements and physical properties. This family was named after the asteroid 808 Merxia. They most likely formed from the breakup of a basalt object, which in turn was spawned from a larger parent body that underwent igneous differentiation.[1]


  1. ^ Sunshine, Richard P. et al. (August 2004), "High-calcium pyroxene as an indicator of igneous differentiation in asteroids and meteorites", Meteoritics & Planetary Science 39 (8): 1343–1357, Bibcode:2004M&PS...39.1343S, doi:10.1111/j.1945-5100.2004.tb00950.x. 

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