73079 Davidbaltimore

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73079 Davidbaltimore
Discovery
Discovered by Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) project at Palomar
Discovery date April 14, 2002
Designations
Orbital characteristics
Epoch September 22, 2006 (JD 2454000.5 )
Aphelion 2.755 AU
Perihelion 1.898 AU
Semi-major axis 2.327 AU
Eccentricity 0.184
Orbital period 1296.82 d, 3.55 a
Mean anomaly 70.087 °
Inclination 24.11 °
Longitude of ascending node 203.456 °
Argument of perihelion 30.05 °
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude (H) 15.4

73079 Davidbaltimore is a main belt asteroid. Its provisional designation was 2002 GX8 .

It was discovered on April 14, 2002 at the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) project at Palomar Observatory.

The asteroid was named after David Baltimore (b. 1938), renowned for his Nobel Prize-winning biological research and for his vision and leadership as the seventh president of the California Institute of Technology (1997–2006).

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