780 Armenia

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780 Armenia
Discovery
Discovered by G. N. Neujmin
Discovery site Simeis
Discovery date January 25, 1914
Designations
1914 UC
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.410 AU
Perihelion 2.821 AU
3.115 AU
Eccentricity 0.094
5.498 a
346.566°
Inclination 19.093°
145.043°
216.759°

780 Armenia is a minor planet in the asteroid belt orbiting the Sun. Named after Kingdom of Armenia, now Armenia

This object is the namesake of a family of 13–76 asteroids that share similar spectral properties and orbital elements; hence they may have arisen from the same collisional event. All members have a relatively high orbital inclination.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "780 Armenia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ Novaković, Bojan et al. (November 2011), "Families among high-inclination asteroids", Icarus 216 (1): 69-81, arXiv:1108.3740, Bibcode:2011Icar..216...69N, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.08.016. 

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