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1270 Datura

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Discovered by  George Van Biesbroeck
MPC designation  1270
Minor planet category  main belt
Discovered  17 December 1930
Spectral type  S-type asteroid
Named after  Jimsonweed
Discovery date  17 December 1930
Alternative names  1930 YE
Observation arc  85.30 yr (31156 days)
Orbits  Sun
Discoverer  George Van Biesbroeck
Discovery site  Yerkes Observatory
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Similar  Asteroid belt, Sun, 167 Urda, 230 Athamantis, 218 Bianca

1270 Datura (1930 YE) is a S-type main-belt asteroid discovered on December 17, 1930, by George Van Biesbroeck at Yerkes Observatory. This asteroid is believed to result from the collisional destruction of a larger parent body approximately 450,000 years ago. It is named for the Datura plant genus.

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