1162 Larissa

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1162 Larissa [1]
Discovery
Discovered by Reinmuth, K.
Discovery date 5 January 1930
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 86.28 yr (31514 days)
Aphelion 4.3572099 AU (651.82932 Gm)
Perihelion 3.4990853 AU (523.45571 Gm)
3.9281476 AU (587.64252 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.1092276
7.79 yr (2843.7 d)
263.27207°
0° 7m 35.748s / day
Inclination 1.887145°
39.770148°
211.10117°
Earth MOID 2.48494 AU (371.742 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 0.683816 AU (102.2974 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.051
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
22.3 km
6.516 h (0.2715 d)
0.1485±0.040
9.44

1162 Larissa is an outer main belt asteroid orbiting the Sun. Approximately 45 kilometers in diameter, it makes a revolution around the Sun once every 8 years. It was discovered by Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth at Heidelberg, Germany on January 5, 1930. Its provisional designation was 1930 AC.[1] Later it was named for the city in eastern Thessaly.[2]

In Fiction[edit]

Larissa appears in the novel "Coming Home" by Jack McDevitt (Ace Books, 2014).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. 

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