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434 Hungaria

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Discovered by  Max Wolf
Alternative names  1898 DR
Aphelion  2.0878 AU (312.33 Gm)
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Discoverer  Max Wolf
Discovery date  11 September 1898
Observation arc  117.58 yr (42946 d)
Discovered  11 September 1898
Orbits  Sun
Named after  Hungary
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Minor planet category  Asteroid belt (Hungaria)
Discovery site  Heidelberg-K√∂nigstuhl State Observatory
Similar  Asteroid belt, Solar System, Sun, 25 Phocaea, 153 Hilda

434 Hungaria is a relatively small asteroid orbiting in the inner asteroid belt. It is an E-type (high-albedo) asteroid. It is the namesake of the Hungaria asteroids, which orbit the Sun on the inside of the 1:4 Kirkwood gap, standing out of the core of the asteroid belt.

It was discovered by Max Wolf on September 11, 1898 at the University of Heidelberg. It was named after Hungary, which hosted an astronomical meeting in 1898 in Budapest.

It is thought that there may be a genetic connection between 434 Hungaria and 3103 Eger and the aubrites.


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