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1459 Magnya

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Discovered by  Grigory Neujmin
MPC designation  1459
Minor planet category  main belt
Discovered  4 November 1937
Orbits  Sun
Discovery site  Simeiz Observatory
Discovery date  4 November 1937
Alternative names  1937 VA
Observation arc  78.31 yr (28601 days)
Inclination  16.9395°
Discoverer  Grigory Neujmin
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Similar  Asteroid belt, Solar System, Sun, 349 Dembowska, 808 Merxia

1459 Magnya (1937 VA) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on November 4, 1937, by Russian astronomer Grigory Neujmin at Simeiz Observatory. The spectrum of this object show that it has a basaltic surface, which may indicate that it is a remnant from a larger parent body that underwent differentiation prior to breaking up. As of 2000, it is the only known basalt asteroid orbiting beyond 4 Vesta.

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1459 Magnya Wikipedia


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