99 Dike

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99 Dike
Orbital characteristics 1 (ftp://ftp.lowell.edu/pub/elgb/astorb.html)
Orbit type Main belt
Semimajor axis 2.665 AU
Perihelion distance 2.141 AU
Aphelion distance 3.188 AU
Orbital period 4.35 years
Inclination 13.86°
Eccentricity 0.196
Physical characteristics 1 (ftp://ftp.lowell.edu/pub/elgb/astorb.html)
Diameter 71.9 km
Rotation period 3 (http://charlie.psi.edu/pds/) 10.35 hours
Abs. magnitude 9.43
Albedo 4 (http://dorothy.as.arizona.edu/DSN/IRAS/index_iras.html) 0.058
History 2 (http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/lists/NumberedMPs.html)
Discoverer A. Borrelly, 1868

99 Dike (dye'-kee) is a quite large and dark main belt asteroid.

Dike was discovered by Alphonse Borrelly on May 28, 1868. It was his first asteroid discovery. It is named after Dike, the Greek goddess of moral justice.


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de:Dike (Asteroid)

es:(99) Dicea

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