9999 Wiles

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9999 Wiles
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Orbit of 9999 Wiles (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. J. van Houten,
I. van Houten-Groeneveld,
& T. Gehrels
Discovery date September 29, 1973
Designations
MPC designation 9999 Wiles
Named after
Andrew Wiles
4196 T-2, 1995 EM8
Minor planet category main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 27 October 2007
Aphelion 3.0278989 AU
Perihelion 2.6519593 AU
2.8399291 AU
Eccentricity 0.0661882
4.78596411 yr (1748.0733925 d)
94.70459°
Inclination 3.20169°
76.42666°
232.87093°
Physical characteristics
Surface temp. min mean max
Kelvin
Celsius
C-type asteroid[1]
13.1

9999 Wiles is a C-type asteroid from the asteroid belt. It orbits the Sun every 4.8 years.

It was discovered by C. J. van Houten, I. van Houten-Groeneveld and T. Gehrels on September 29, 1973. Given the provisional designation 4196 T-2, it was renamed 9999 Wiles in honour of Andrew J. Wiles, who proved Fermat's last theorem.[2]

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