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129P/Shoemaker-Levy 3
Discovered by
Carolyn S. Shoemaker. Eugene Merle Shoemaker, David H. Levy
Discovery date
7 February 1991
Alternative designations
1990 XXVII; 1996 U1
Semi-major axis
3.741 AU
Eccentricity
0.2497
Orbital period
7.237 a
Inclination
5.0108°
Epoch
6 March 2006
Aphelion
4.676 AU
Perihelion
2.807 AU
Last Perihelion(s)
11 February 2014 - 5 June 2005
Next Perihelion
30 November 2022
Last modified
17/12/2016 - 12:55