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Dembowska (minor planet 349)





An asteroid that is very red in color and of a unique type (R); it was discovered in 1892 by the French astronomer August Charlois. Dembowska is highly irregular in shape, spins around 5 times a day, and has a surface made up largely of the bright green mineral, olivine. Its composition seems closely to match that of the pyroxene-olivine achondrite meteorites.


diameter 160 km
spectral class R
semimajor axis 2.925 AU
eccentricity 0.0856
inclination 15.94°
period 5.00 years


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