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Chiron


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A solar system asteroid (No. 2060), comet (95P), or minor planet, diameter 180 km (148–208 km); approximate mass 4 × 1018 kg (2 × 1018–1019 kg); rotational period 5.9 hours; orbital period 50.7 years; perihelion date 14 February 1996; perihelion distance 8.46 AU. It is in a chaotic eccentric orbit near Saturn and Uranus. It was discovered in 1977 by Charles Kowal.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Earth Sciences and Geography.


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