68 Leto

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68 Leto
68Leto (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 68 Leto based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Karl Theodor Robert Luther
Discovery date April 29, 1861
Designations
Named after
Leto
 
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 493.518 Gm (3.299 AU)
Perihelion 339.110 Gm (2.267 AU)
416.314 Gm (2.783 AU)
Eccentricity 0.185
1695.670 d (4.64 a)
17.70 km/s
24.606°
Inclination 7.972°
44.183°
305.392°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 124.96 ± 6.42[1] km
Mass (3.28 ± 1.90) × 1018[1] kg
Mean density
3.21 ± 1.92[1] g/cm3
0.0343 m/s²
0.0648 km/s
Albedo 0.228 (geometric)[2]
Temperature ~167 K
Spectral type
S
9.56 (brightest)
6.78

68 Leto (/ˈlt/ LEE-toh; Greek: Λητώ) is a large main belt asteroid. Its spectral type is S. It was discovered by Robert Luther on April 29, 1861. The asteroid is named after Leto, the mother of Apollo and Artemis in Greek mythology.

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

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