890 Waltraut is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on March 11, 1918. It was named for a character in Richard Wagner's opera, Götterdämmerung or Twilight of the Gods.
This is a member of the dynamic Eos family of asteroids that most likely formed as the result of a collisional breakup of a parent body.
- ^ Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets
- ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "890 Waltraut", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30.
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