9954 Brachiosaurus

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9954 Brachiosaurus
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Orbit of 9954 Brachiosaurus (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery
Discovered by E. W. Elst
Discovery date 8 April 1991
Designations
MPC designation 9954 Brachiosaurus
Named after
Brachiosaurus
1991 GX7, 1984 WP5, 1993 UO3
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 11217 days (30.71 yr)
Aphelion 3.1232256 AU (467.22790 Gm)
Perihelion 2.3956025 AU (358.37703 Gm)
2.7594140 AU (412.80246 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.1318438
4.58 yr (1674.3 d)
293.1148°
0° 12m 54.072s / day
Inclination 9.086376°
3.721919°
47.34317°
Earth MOID 1.41452 AU (211.609 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.32489 AU (347.799 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.311
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~37.1 km[2]
~0.01
Surface temp. min mean max
Kelvin
Celsius
13.3

9954 Brachiosaurus is a main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 4.58 years.[1]

Discovered on April 8, 1991 by E. W. Elst, it was given the provisional designation "1991 GX7". It was later renamed "Brachiosaurus" after Brachiosaurus, a large herbivorous dinosaur.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "9954 Brachiosaurus (1991 GX7)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Tedesco E.F.; Noah P.V.; Noah M.; Price S.D. "The supplemental IRAS minor planet survey (SIMPS)". 
  3. ^ MPC 47166 Minor Planet Center

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