25924 Douglasadams

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25924 Douglasadams
Discovery[1]
Discovered by LINEAR
Discovery date 19 February 2001
Designations
2001 DA42
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1][2]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 7000 days (19.16 yr)
Aphelion 2.8174 AU (421.48 Gm)
Perihelion 2.0136 AU (301.23 Gm)
2.4155 AU (361.35 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.16639
3.75 yr (1371.2 d)
19.03 km/s
254.078°
0° 15m 45.144s / day
Inclination 1.7287°
307.331°
313.31°
Earth MOID 0.997337 AU (149.1995 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.24486 AU (335.826 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.497
Physical characteristics
0.10
Temperature ~179 K
15.6

25924 Douglasadams is an asteroid from the asteroid belt. It was discovered by LINEAR on February 19, 2001. It was named for novelist Douglas Adams, because its provisional designation (2001 DA42) happened to contain the year of his death, his initials, and the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything (42), as given in his novel serial The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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