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Hygiea (minor planet 10)





The fourth largest main belt asteroid. It was discovered in 1849 by the Italian astronomer Annibale de Gasparis (1819–1892).


diameter 443 km
spectral class C
semimajor axis 3.138 AU
perihelion 2.763 AU
aphelion 3.513 AU
eccentricity 0.119
inclination 3.84°
period 5.56 years


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   • mythology of Hygieia (Encyclopedia of History)


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   • NOTABLE ASTEROIDS, CENTAURS, AND KUIPER BELT OBJECTS