5020 Asimov

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5020 Asimov
Discovery[1] and designation
Discovered by Schelte J. Bus
Discovery date March 2, 1981
Designations
Named after
Isaac Asimov
1963 UH; 1981 EX19
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 390.889 Gm (2.613 AU)
Perihelion 253.756 Gm (1.696 AU)
322.323 Gm (2.155 AU)
Eccentricity 0.213
1155.173 d (3.16 a)
20.06 km/s
275.718°
Inclination 1.099°
197.343°
131.288°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ? km
Mass ?×10? kg
Mean density
2.0? g/cm³
Equatorial surface gravity
? m/s²
Equatorial escape velocity
? km/s
? d
?
?
0.10
Temperature ~190 K
?
14.6

5020 Asimov is an asteroid discovered March 2, 1981 by Schelte J. Bus, who also discovered 4923 Clarke on the same day. It is named after Isaac Asimov, the prolific American science fiction author. On average, the asteroid has an apparent magnitude of 9.4.

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