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1068 Nofretete

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Discovered by  Eugène Joseph Delporte
Alternative names  1926 RK
Discovered  13 September 1926
Discoverer  Eugène Joseph Delporte
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Discovery date  13 September 1926
Observation arc  31756 days (86.94 yr)
Orbits  Sun
Named after  Nefertiti
Aphelion  3.18695 AU (476.761 Gm)
Perihelion  2.6298787 AU (393.42425 Gm)
Discovery site  Royal Observatory of Belgium
Similar  1056 Azalea, 1002 Olbersia, 1001 Gaussia, 218 Bianca, 127 Johanna

1068 Nofretete is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. Initially it received the designation 1926 RK. It is now named after Nefertiti, wife of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep IV.

It has a diameter of 42 km (26 mi).

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1068 Nofretete Wikipedia


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