9860 Archaeopteryx

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Archaeopteryx
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. W. Elst
Discovery site European Southern Observatory
Discovery date August 6, 1991
Designations
MPC designation 9860
Named after
Archaeopteryx
1991 PW9
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.4099556
Perihelion 2.9148686
Eccentricity 0.0782768
2054.1214206
2.20785
Inclination 9.97594
152.66765
154.41757
Physical characteristics
12.9

9860 Archaeopteryx (1991 PW9) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on August 6, 1991 by Eric Walter Elst at the European Southern Observatory. It is named after the earliest known bird Archaeopteryx, which dates from the Jurassic Period.

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