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66 Maja

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Discovered by  Horace Parnell Tuttle
Named after  Maia
Aphelion  464.253 Gm (3.103 AU)
Discovered  9 April 1861
Orbits  Sun
Discoverer  Horace Parnell Tuttle
Discovery date  April 9, 1861
Minor planet category  Main belt
Perihelion  327.082 Gm (2.186 AU)
Rotation period  9.7 hours
Spectral type  C-type asteroid
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Discovery site  Harvard College Observatory, Sears Tower – Harvard Observatory
Similar  Horace Parnell Tuttle discoveries, Other celestial objects

66 Maja /ˈm.ə/ is a dark, quite large main-belt asteroid. It was discovered by Horace Tuttle on April 9, 1861, and named after Maia, one of the Pleiades in Greek mythology.

Maja has been studied by radar.

References

66 Maja Wikipedia


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