Icarus

(1949 MA )
CURRENT POSITION: 1 AQU 0
Incl: 22.81882
Eccent: 0.8270729
Period: 1.1194235174642 years
AU 1.0780764
Type: 9803

Discovery Chart

27.6.1949 05:44 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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The discoverer has assigned to this unusual planet the name of the mythological boy who escaped imprisonment on wings of wax, but he flew too near the Sun and they melted, so that he fell into the sea. (M347)

Name suggested by R. C. Cameron and Dr. Folkman.

This is the first minor planet which was observed (in 1968) by radar. Icarus, like his father Daedalus {see planet  (1864)}, is also honored by a lunar crater.

Avastatud: 27-6-1949 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Baade, W.

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26.02.2004Makedoonia president hukkus lennuõnnetuses. Asteroid Icarus ühenduses asteroidiga Yugoslavia.