481 Emita

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481 Emita
Discovery
Discovered by Luigi Carnera
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date February 12, 1902
Designations
1902 HP
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.174 AU
Perihelion 2.306 AU
2.740 AU
Eccentricity 0.158
4.535 a
353.453°
Inclination 9.858°
67.025°
348.724°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 107.23 ± 4.71[2] km
Mass (5.78 ± 1.45) × 1018[2] kg
Mean density
8.95 ± 2.53[2] g/cm3
8.66[3]

481 Emita is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by the Italian astronomer Luigi Carnera on February 12, 1902. The meaning of the asteroid's proper name remains unknown.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "481 Emita", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Warner, Brian D. (December 2007), "Initial Results of a Dedicated H-G Project", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 34: 113–119, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34..113W. 
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2012), Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Springer, p. 51, ISBN 3642297188.