A three-dimensional model of 832 Karin based on its light curve.
|Discovered by||Max Wolf|
|Discovery date||September 20, 1916|
|Alternative names||1916 AB|
|Minor planet category||main belt, karin family|
|Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)|
|Semi-major axis||2.863 AU|
|Orbital period||4.845 a|
|Longitude of ascending node||254.610°|
|Argument of perihelion||118.050°|
832 Karin is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It is named after Queen Karin Månsdotter It is the largest member of the Karin Cluster, which is named after it. Found in 2002, the Karin cluster is notable for being very young. It is currently believed to have formed in a collision only 5.8 million years ago .
- D Nesvorný, WF Bottke Jr, L Dones, HF Levison: The recent breakup of an asteroid in the main-belt region, Nature, 2002
- David Nesvorný, Brian L. Enke, William F. Bottke, Daniel D. Durda, Erik Ashaug & Derek C. Richardson (2006). "Karin cluster formation by asteroid impact". Icarus 183 (2): 296–311. Bibcode:2006Icar..183..296N. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2006.03.008.
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