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(951) Gaspra Asteroid

Gaspra is an asteroid, a large rock that orbits the Sun mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. They tend to be an irregular shaped but Ceres asteroid is known to be spherical in shape but because it doesn't clear its path round the Sun, it is only a dwarf planet. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 19. Its orbit takes 3.29 years to travel round the Sun. Its takes 7.042 hours to do a full rotation period.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 11.46 which is the brightness of the object. A higher absolute magnitude means that the object is faint whereas a very low number means it is very bright.

The albedo of the object is 1. The Albedo is the amount of radiation that is reflected back into space by the object.

The Longitude of Ascending Node of the object is 253.05510 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 129.9914. It is the angle along the orbit of a planet or other Solar System object as measured from the ascending node (analogous to right ascension and longitude) Ref:Hawaii.

The mean anomoly is 52.82431, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.2097386, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The approximate diameter of Gaspra is 19x12x11 km.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Gaspra orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 4.10705 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1736808, it is the degree at which Gaspra orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Gaspra Facts


TypeAsteroid
Mass19
Orbital Period3.29
Rotation Period7.042 hours
Absolute Magnitude11.46
Albedo1
Longitude Of Ascending Node253.05510
Argument of Perihelion129.9914
Mean Anomoly 52.82431
Semi-Major Axis 2.2097386
Approx. Diameter19x12x11
Orbital Inclination4.10705
Orbital Eccentricity0.1736808
Sourcehttps://minorplanetcenter.net/


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