Arrhenius

(6766 P-L )
CURRENT POSITION: 20 TAU 48
Incl: 13.67873
Eccent: 0.0728811
Period: 5.5756153610499 years
AU 3.1442361
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

24.9.1960 08:24 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named in memory of the Swedish physicochemist Svante August Arrhenius (1859–1927). A professor in Stockholm, he received the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1903. He was the first to explain, in 1900, the formation of the tails of comets as a result of radiation pressure. (M 25977)

Arrhenius is also honored by craters on Mars and on the Moon. See also the citation for planet  (5699).

Avastatud: 24-9-1960 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: van Houten, C. J., van Houten-Groeneveld, I., Gehr

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