[meteorite-list] Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Bernd in the Sky
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:16:41 -0700 (PDT)
> The minor planet (247553) 2002 RV234 is a member of the Hilda family.
> Hildas are in a 3:2 orbital resonance with Jupiter, i.e. they complete 3
> orbits for every two Jovian orbits. They have dark surfaces, are rich in
> organics and contain water. CI and CM meteorites are believed to originate
> in these types of asteroids.
> My little asteroid is about 6.5 km in diameter, and, assuming an average
> density of 2.1 g/cm^3 for CI/CM chondrites, this would amount to a mass
> of about 3 x 10^11 metric tons (300 billion metric tons).
> Most of this detailed info was provided by Rob Matson!
Congratulations Bernd! You can view the orbit of Asteroid 247553 Berndpauli here:
Received on Mon 29 Jul 2013 03:16:41 PM PDT