2752 Wu Chien-Shiung

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Wu Chien-Shiung
Discovery
Discovered by Purple Mountain Observatory
Discovery site Nanking
Discovery date 20 September 1965
Designations
MPC designation (2752) Wu Chien-Shiung
Named after
Chien-Shiung Wu
1965 SP
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 82.56 yr (30156 days)
Aphelion 3.3563919 AU (502.10908 Gm)
Perihelion 2.6888476 AU (402.24588 Gm)
3.022620 AU (452.1775 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.1104248
5.26 yr (1919.4 d)
190.16071°
0° 11m 15.198s / day
Inclination 10.13173°
186.30477°
198.99659°
Earth MOID 1.69252 AU (253.197 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.10193 AU (314.444 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.213
Physical characteristics
36.3431 h (1.51430 d)
11.5

2752 Wu Chien-Shiung (1965 SP) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on 20 September 1965 by Purple Mountain Observatory at Nanking. It was named for noted Chinese-American nuclear physicist Chien-Shiung Wu and was the first asteroid to be named after a living scientist.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2752 Wu Chien-Shiung (1965 SP)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Hammond, Richard (2007). Chien-shiung Wu : Pioneering Nuclear Physicist. [New York]: Chelsea House Publishers. p. 102. ISBN 9780816061778. 

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