Talk:704 Interamnia

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Latin is equivalent to Greek Mesopotamia. Adj. form in the OED is interamnian (in'-tur-am'-nee-un). kwami 2005 July 6 09:42 (UTC)

Could Interamnia be classified as a dwarf planet??[edit]

In the articles about Pallas, Vesta and Hygiea, it says:

"It is possible that...may be classified as a dwarf planet in the future, if it is proven that its shape is due to hydrostatic equilibrium.".

Is the above statement also true of Interamnia?? In pictures, Interamnia looks actually more nearly spherical than Pallas, Vesta, or Hygiea from the few pictures I have seen relating to it - though of course Interamnia has been much less studied as it was only discovered in 1910. luokehao

Probably not. Its diameter is below 400 km, which makes it unlikely to be in HE. Serendipodous 13:20, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

As a 350km main-belt asteroid we can be very confident it is not a dwarf planet as it simply will not have enough volatiles to be spherical. Even the notably larger asteroid 4 Vesta is not a dwarf planet. To make such a dubious claim will requires a reliable source. In theory 200km icy objects can be in hydrostatic equilibrium, but a rocky object in the main-belt less than 600km in diameter will not be. -- Kheider (talk) 22:44, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

I found this:

It states that Interamnia is a triaxial ellipsoid. And it looks...rounder than both Vesta and Pallas! Well then. This is an interesting turn of events. DN-boards1 (talk) 23:37, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

All asteroids have "triaxial ellipsoid dimensions". That does not mean they are in HE. -- Kheider (talk) 00:07, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
Point taken, but Interamnia has escaped the same fate that Vesta, Pallas, Cybele, and Hygiea suffered, so it won't have been disrupted. It should be spherical, in fact, it looks more spherical than those four, as noted by @Luokehao:. DN-boards1 (talk) 00:16, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
How do you know the impact history of Interamnia? Have you mapped all of the craters? You can not compare the 2D silhouette produced by an asteroid occultation with a resolved image of the disc by a telescope. Again you need to avoid wp:synth. -- Kheider (talk) 16:22, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
DN-boards1, there seems to be some confusion as to what we do here at Wikipedia. We don't add content on the basis of our (or your) assessment of how something "looks". Never. We only summarize results from reliable sources, and we cite those reliable sources. Otherwise, we don't write it. Please read this: WP:OR. Isambard Kingdom (talk) 00:22, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

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