299 Thora

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299 Thora
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date October 6, 1890
Designations
Named after
Thor
Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 386.739 Gm (2.585 AU)
Perihelion 341.515 Gm (2.283 AU)
364.127 Gm (2.434 AU)
Eccentricity 0.062
1387.017 d (3.8 a)
19.09 km/s
31.11°
Inclination 1.601°
241.63°
150.489°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 17.0 km[1]
274 h[1]
Albedo 0.1673[1]
11.3[1]

299 Thora is a 17km Main belt asteroid with a potentially long 274 hour rotation period.[1] It was discovered by Johann Palisa on October 6, 1890 in Vienna.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". JPL. Retrieved 6 April 2015.