9793 Torvalds

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9793 Torvalds
Discovery
Discovered by Spacewatch
Discovery date January 16, 1996
Designations
Named after
Linus Torvalds
1981 UX23; 1996 BW4
Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch March 6, 2006 (JD 2453800.5)
Aphelion 391.295 Gm (2.616 AU)
Perihelion 283.259 Gm (1.893 AU)
337.277 Gm (2.255 AU)
Eccentricity 0.160
1236.489 d (3.39 a)
19.71 km/s
60.138°
Inclination 3.653°
72.463°
343.918°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ? km
Mass ?×10? kg
Mean density
? g/cm³
? m/s²
? km/s
Albedo 0.10?
Temperature ~185 K
Spectral type
?
15.2

9793 Torvalds is an asteroid discovered on January 16, 1996 by Spacewatch.

The asteroid is named after Linus Torvalds, a Finnish-American software engineer best known for initiating the development of the Linux kernel.

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