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95 Arethusa

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Discovery date  23 November 1867
Observation arc  143.53 yr (52424 d)
Orbits  Sun
Discoverer  Robert Luther
Minor planet category  Main belt
Discovered  23 November 1867
Spectral type  C-type asteroid
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
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Discovered by  Karl Theodor Robert Luther
Aphelion  3.53176 AU (528.344 Gm)
Perihelion  2.59737 AU (388.561 Gm)
Discovery site  Düsseldorf-Bilk Observatory
Similar  Robert Luther discoveries, Other celestial objects

95 Arethusa (/ˌærˈθjzə/ ARR-ə-THEW-zə) is a large main-belt asteroid. Its coloring is dark, its composition carbonaceous and primitive. It was discovered by Robert Luther on November 23, 1867, and named after one of the various Arethusas in Greek mythology. Arethusa has been observed occulting a star three times: first on February 2, 1998, and twice in January 2003.

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95 Arethusa Wikipedia


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