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10000 Myriostos

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Discovered by  A.G. Wilson
Alternative names  1951 SY, 1980 TS2
Observation arc  23542 days (64.45 yr)
Discovered  30 September 1951
Discoverer  Albert George Wilson
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Discovery date  30 September 1951
Minor planet category  main belt
Orbital period  1,521 days
Orbits  Sun
Discovery site  Palomar Observatory
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Aphelion  3.3756347 AU (504.98776 Gm)
Albert George Wilson discoveries  4015 Wilson–Harrington, Draco Dwarf, 1620 Geographos, 1980 Tezcatlipoca

10000 Myriostos is a main-belt asteroid discovered by A. G. Wilson on 30 September 1951 at the Palomar Observatory on Palomar Mountain, California.

It was initially provisionally designated as 1951 SY and later named "(10000) Myriostos" (Greek for "ten thousandth") to honor all astronomers who helped discover ten thousand such bodies. This occurred after some debate as to whether Pluto should have been reclassified as a minor planet and given the number 10000, with strong resistance coming from the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences.

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10000 Myriostos Wikipedia


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