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Bamberga (minor planet 324)





A main-belt asteroid that has one of the darkest known surfaces in the solar system. It was discovered by Johann Palisa in 1892.


diameter 228 km
spectral class C
albedo less than 0.05
rotational period 8 hours
semimajor axis 2.683 AU
perihelion 1.78 AU
aphelion 3.59 AU
eccentricity 0.338
inclination 11.10°
period 4.40 years


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