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
Minor planet category 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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