405 Thia

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Not to be confused with 453 Tea or Theia (planet).
405 Thia
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date July 23, 1895
Designations
Named after
Theia
1895 BZ
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 481.088 Gm (3.216 AU)
Perihelion 292.091 Gm (1.953 AU)
386.59 Gm (2.584 AU)
Eccentricity 0.244
1517.321 d (4.15 a)
18.53 km/s
210.706°
Inclination 11.949°
255.303°
309.2°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 122.14 ± 7.69[1] km
Mass (1.38 ± 0.14) × 1018[1] kg
Mean density
1.44 ± 0.30[1] g/cm3
Spectral type
C
8.46

405 Thia is a very large main-belt asteroid. It is classified as a C-type asteroid and is probably composed of carbonaceous material.

It was discovered by Auguste Charlois on July 23, 1895, in Nice. Named after Theia (sometimes written Thea or Thia), a Titaness in Greek mythology.[2]

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.
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer. p. 48. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. 

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