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10001 Palermo

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Discovered by  L. I. Chernykh
Alternative names  1969 TM1, 1991 RS27
Observation arc  22264 days (60.96 yr)
Orbits  Sun
Named after  Palermo
Discovery date  8 October 1969
Minor planet category  main belt
Discovered  8 October 1969
Discoverer  Lyudmila Chernykh
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
10001 Palermo
Aphelion  2.6954856 AU (403.23891 Gm)
Discovery site  Crimean Astrophysical Observatory
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10001 Palermo is an asteroid from the asteroid belt. Discovered on October 8, 1969, it was named "Palermo" after Palermo, the capital of Sicily where Giuseppe Piazzi made the first discovery of an asteroid, 1 Ceres. The naming was made in January 2001 to honour the discovery of Ceres, as that was the 200th anniversary of that discovery.

The asteroid is about six kilometers in radius, although it may be irregularly shaped. It orbits the Sun every 3.67 years.

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10001 Palermo Wikipedia


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