2807 Karl Marx

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Karl Marx
Discovery[1] and designation
Discovered by Lyudmila Ivanovna Chernykh
Discovery date 1969-10-15
Designations
MPC designation 2807
Named after
Karl Marx
1969 TH6
Minor planet category Main-belt Asteroid
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 2014-05-23
Aphelion 3.2988160 au
Perihelion 2.292980 au
2.795898 au
Eccentricity 0.179876
1707.577904 d
120.362647°
Inclination 7.877993°
28.472692°
92.259861°
Physical characteristics
C
12.6


2807 Karl Marx (1969 TH6) is a small main belt asteroid, which was discovered by Lyudmila Ivanovna Chernykh in 1969. It is named after Karl Marx, the German philosopher whose theories comprise the basis of modern communist thought.

Little is known about Karl Marx's nature, but it is known to be a C-type asteroid, meaning that it is dark in colour and carbonaceous in composition.

Most Northerly Declination: − 3°37' on 31-Dec-2003 23 h UT

Most Southerly Declination: −27°26' on 31-Dec-2004 23 h UT

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