2709 Sagan

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2709 Sagan
2709Sagan (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 2709 Sagan based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Edward L. G. Bowell
Discovery date March 21, 1982
Designations
Named after
Carl Sagan
1951 WF1; 1959 CC;
1959 EA1; 1964 WT;
1982 FE2; 1982 FH
Minor planet category Main belt (Flora family)
Orbital characteristics
Epoch June 14, 2006 (JD 2453900.5)
Aphelion 351.134 Gm (2.347 AU)
Perihelion 305.739 Gm (2.044 AU)
328.437 Gm (2.195 AU)
Eccentricity 0.069
1188.195 d (3.25 a)
20.08 km/s
157.291°
Inclination 2.733°
241.289°
308.010°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 20.2 km
Mass 8.6×1015? kg
Mean density
2.0? g/cm³
0.0056? m/s²
0.0107? km/s
? d
Albedo 0.10?
Temperature ~188 K
Spectral type
S
13.3

2709 Sagan is a small main belt asteroid, which was discovered by Edward L. G. Bowell in 1982. It is named after the late astronomer Carl Sagan.

Sagan is an S-type asteroid, meaning that it is stony in composition.