Eratosthenes

(6536 P-L )
CURRENT POSITION: 19 CAN 44
Incl: 0.7241
Eccent: 0.1523146
Period: 5.505604085251 years
AU 3.1178598
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

24.9.1960 08:24 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

<< prev in category - next in category >>



Named for the Greek scholar Eratosthenes, who lived in Alexandria around 250 B.C. and was the first person to determine the size of the Earth correctly. (M 16591)

Eratosthenes is also honored by a lunar crater.

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

ORBITS | AstDys | Wikipedia | Dictionary | UrbanDictionary | Bartleby | Webster | Name Source |
Kategooriad: Ajaloolised isikud,