58 Concordia

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58 Concordia
Discovery
Discovered by Karl Theodor Robert Luther
Discovery date March 24, 1860
Designations
Named after
Concordia
 
Minor planet category Main belt,
Nemesis family (Concordia family)
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 2.818 AU (421.526 Gm)
Perihelion 2.583 AU (386.457 Gm)
2.701 AU (403.991 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.043
4.44 a (1620.946 d)
18.12 km/s
15.122°
Inclination 5.057°
161.290°
34.465°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 93.4 km
Mass 8.5×1017 kg
Mean density
? g/cm³
0.0261 m/s²
0.0494 km/s
? d
Albedo 0.058[1]
Temperature ~169 K
Spectral type
C
8.86

58 Concordia is a fairly large asteroid-belt asteroid. It is classified as a C-type asteroid, meaning that its surface is very dark and it is likely carbonaceous in composition.

Concordia was discovered by Robert Luther on March 24, 1860. At Luther's request, it was named by Carl Christian Bruhns of the University of Leipzig after Concordia, the Roman goddess of harmony.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asteroid Data Sets
  2. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel, Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, p.20.