241 Germania

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241 Germania
Discovery
Discovered by Robert Luther
Discovery date 12 September 1884
Designations
Named after
Germany
1953 US, 1953 VK1
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 131.40 yr (47993 d)
Aphelion 3.35991 AU (502.635 Gm)
Perihelion 2.73723 AU (409.484 Gm)
3.04857 AU (456.060 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.10213
5.32 yr (1944.2 d)
17.04 km/s
277.959°
0° 11m 6.598s / day
Inclination 5.50482°
270.362°
80.6364°
Earth MOID 1.73729 AU (259.895 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.04474 AU (305.889 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.223
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 168.90±3.1 km[1]
178.60 ± 7.84 km[2]
Mass (0.86 ± 5.00) × 1018 kg[2]
Mean density
0.28 ± 1.67 g/cm3[2]
15.51 h (0.646 d)[1]
0.0575±0.002[1]
CP/B[1]
7.58[1]

241 Germania is a very large main-belt asteroid. It is classified as a B-type asteroid and is probably composed of dark, primitive carbonaceous material.

It was discovered by Robert Luther on September 12, 1884 in Düsseldorf.

Germania is the Latin name for Germany.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 241 Germania". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Carry, B. (December 2012), "Density of asteroids", Planetary and Space Science 73, pp. 98–118, arXiv:1203.4336, Bibcode:2012P&SS...73...98C, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009.  See Table 1.

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