66 Maja

66 Maja
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Lightcurve-based 3D-model of Maja
Discovery
Discovered by Horace Parnell Tuttle
Discovery date April 9, 1861
Designations
MPC designation (66) Maja
Pronunciation ə/
Named after
Maia
Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 ( JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 464.253 Gm (3.103 AU)
Perihelion 327.082 Gm (2.186 AU)
395.668 Gm (2.645 AU)
Eccentricity 0.173
1571.107 d (4.30 a)
69.159°
Inclination 3.047°
7.665°
43.718°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 71.8 km [1]
9.735 hr [1]
0.060 [1] [2]
C [1]
9.36 [1]

66 Maja ( ə/) is a carbonaceous asteroid from the central region of the asteroid belt, approximately 72 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered by Horace Tuttle on April 9, 1861, and named after Maia, one of the Pleiades in Greek mythology.

Maja has been studied by radar. [3]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 66 Maja" (2012-01-04 last obs). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  2. ^ Asteroid Data Sets Archived 2010-01-17 at WebCite
  3. ^ "Radar-Detected Asteroids and Comets". NASA/JPL Asteroid Radar Research. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
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