51827 Laurelclark

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51827 Laurelclark
Discovery[1] and designation
Discovered by JPL Near Earth Asteroid Tracking Program
Discovery date July 20, 2001
Designations
Named after
Laurel Clark
2001 OH38
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch February 4, 2008 (JD 2454500.5)
Aphelion 519.423 Gm (3.472 AU)
Perihelion 387.841 Gm (2.593 AU)
453.632 Gm (3.032 AU)
Eccentricity 0.145
1928.706 d (5.28 a)
17.01 km/s
305.087°
Inclination 10.231°
10.767°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ? km
Mass ?×10? kg
Mean density
? g/cm³
Equatorial surface gravity
? m/s²
Equatorial escape velocity
? km/s
? d
?
?
0.10
Temperature ~160 K
?
13.7

51827 Laurelclark (2001 OH38) is an asteroid named for astronaut Laurel Clark, who was killed in the STS-107 (Columbia) space shuttle reentry disaster on February 1, 2003. 51827 Laurelclark was discovered on July 20, 2001 at Palomar Observatory by the JPL Near Earth Asteroid Tracking Program.

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