832 Karin

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For the similarly named moon of Saturn, see Kari (moon).
832 Karin
832Karin (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 832 Karin based on its light curve.
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date September 20, 1916
1916 AB
main belt, karin family
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.096 AU
Perihelion 2.630 AU
2.863 AU
Eccentricity 0.081
4.845 a
Inclination 1.003°

832 Karin is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It is named after Queen Karin Månsdotter[1] It is the largest and brightest 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.[2]

832 Karin is an S-Type asteroid, approximately 19 km in diameter.[3]


  1. ^ http://www.astro.uu.se/~classe/svenska_ast-K081215.html
  2. ^ Nesvorný, David; Bottke Jr, William F.; Dones, L; Levison, HF (2002), "The recent breakup of an asteroid in the main-belt region", Nature, Bibcode:2002Natur.417..720N 
  3. ^ Nesvorný, David; Enke, Brian L.; Bottke, William F.; Durda, Daniel D.; Ashaug, Erik; Richardson, Derek C. (August 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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