5535 Annefrank

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Image of 5535 Annefrank taken by the
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Image of 5535 Annefrank taken by the Stardust space probe

5535 Annefrank is an inner main belt asteroid, and member of the Augusta family. It was discovered by Karl Reinmuth in 1942. It is named after Anne Frank, the Dutch-Jewish diarist who died in a concentration camp (the name was not chosen until long after World War II).

In 2002, the Stardust space probe flew past 5535 Annefrank at a distance of 3079 km, and took photographs that showed it to be 6.6 5.0 3.4 km in diameter, twice as big as previously thought and of an irregular shape with craters. From the photographs, the albedo of 5535 Annefrank was computed as 0.24.


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