67 Asia

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67 Asia
Discovery
Discovered by Norman Robert Pogson
Discovery date April 17, 1861
Designations
Named after
Asia and Asia
 
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 2.869 AU (429.180 Gm)
Perihelion 1.973 AU (295.220 Gm)
2.421 AU (362.200 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.185
3.77 yr (1376.048 d)
18.98 km/s
182.178°
Inclination 6.027°
202.722°
106.301°
Proper orbital elements
0.26133 deg / yr
1377.56859 yr
(503156.928 d)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 60.99 ± 2.41[1] km
Mass (1.03 ± 0.10) × 1018[1] kg
Mean density
8.66 ± 1.32[1] g/cm3
0.0162 m/s²
0.0307 km/s
15.89 hours
Albedo 0.255 [2]
Temperature ~179 K
Spectral type
S
8.28

67 Asia (/ˈʃiə/ AY-shee-ə) is a bright asteroid from the asteroid belt. It was discovered by N.R. Pogson on April 17, 1861, from the Madras Observatory.

Pogson chose the name to refer both to Asia, a Titaness in Greek mythology, and to the continent of Asia, because the asteroid was the first to be discovered from that continent.[3]

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. ^ Asteroid Data Sets
  3. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel, Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, p.22.

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