25924 Douglasadams

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25924 Douglasadams
Discovery[1] and designation
Discovered by LINEAR
Discovery date 19 February 2001
2001 DA42
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch May 19, 2011 (JD 2455700.5)
Aphelion 2.817 AU (421.387 Gm)
Perihelion 2.012 AU (301.041 Gm)
2.415 AU (361.214 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.167
3.75 a (1370.431 d)
19.03 km/s
Inclination 1.729°
Physical characteristics
Temperature ~179 K

25924 Douglasadams is an asteroid from the asteroid belt. It was discovered by LINEAR on February 19, 2001, and given the provisional designation 2001 DA42. It was named for novelist Douglas Adams, because its provisional designation happened to contain the year of his death, his initials, and the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything (42), as given in his novel serial The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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