268 Adorea

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268 Adorea
Discovery
Discovered by A. Borrelly
Discovery date June 8, 1887
Designations
n/a
Minor planet category Main belt (Themis)
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 524.338 Gm (3.505 AU)
Perihelion 401.688 Gm (2.685 AU)
463.013 Gm (3.095 AU)
Eccentricity 0.132
1988.806 d (5.45 a)
16.93 km/s
260.208°
Inclination 2.437°
120.977°
70.842°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 140.31 ± 3.34[1] km
Mass (3.25 ± 2.26) × 1018[1] kg
Mean density
2.24 ± 1.56[1] g/cm3
9.44 h
Albedo 0.044
Spectral type
FC
8.28

268 Adorea is a very large Themistian asteroid.[citation needed] It is classified as a primitive carbonaceous F-type/C-type asteroid.

It was discovered by A. Borrelly on June 8, 1887 in Marseilles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Carry, B. (December 2012), "Density of asteroids", Planetary and Space Science 73: 98–118, arXiv:1203.4336, Bibcode:2012P&SS...73...98C, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009.  See Table 1.

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