9954 Brachiosaurus

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9954 Brachiosaurus
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Orbit of 9954 Brachiosaurus (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. W. Elst
Discovery date April 8, 1991
Designations
MPC designation 9954 Brachiosaurus
Named after
Brachiosaurus
1991 GX7, 1984 WP5, 1993 UO3
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 3.1227684 AU
Perihelion 2.3962386 AU
2.7595035 AU
Eccentricity 0.1316414
1674.3446220 d
6.85193°
Inclination 9.09301°
3.80765°
48.26847°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~37.1 km[1]
~0.01
Surface temp. min mean max
Kelvin
Celsius
13.6

9954 Brachiosaurus is a main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 4.58 years.[2]

Discovered on April 8, 1991 by E. W. Elst, it was given the provisional designation "1991 GX7". It was later renamed "Brachiosaurus" after Brachiosaurus, a large herbivorous dinosaur.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tedesco E.F., Noah P.V., Noah M., Price S.D. "The supplemental IRAS minor planet survey (SIMPS)". 
  2. ^ "9954 Brachiosaurus (1991 GX7)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. 
  3. ^ MPC 47166 Minor Planet Center