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67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Discovered by
Klim Ivanovich Churyumov Svetlana Ivanovna Gerasimenko
Discovery date
20 September 1969
Discovery site
Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Alternative designations
1969 R1, 1969 IV, 1969h, 1975 P1, 1976 VII, 1975i, 1982 VIII, 1982f, 1989 VI, 1988i
Semi-major axis
3.4630 AU (518,060,000 km)
Eccentricity
0.64102
Orbital period
6.44 yr
Mean anomaly
303.71°
Inclination
7.0405°
Longitude of ascending node
50.147°
Argument of perihelion
12.780°
Volume
18.7 km3 (4.5 cu mi)
Mass
(9.982±0.003)×1012 kg[
Mean density
0.533 ± 0.006 g/cm3 (0.01926 ± 0.00022 lb/cu in)
Escape velocity
est. 1 m/s (3 ft/s)
Sidereal rotation period
12.4043±0.0007 h
Axial tilt
52°
Epoch
10 August 2014 (JD 2456879.5)
Dimensions
Large lobe: 4.1×3.3×1.8 km (2.5×2.1×1.1 mi) Small lobe: 2.6×2.3×1.8 km (1.6×1.4×1.1 mi)
Aphelion
5.6829 AU (850,150,000 km)
Perihelion
1.2432 AU (185,980,000 km)
Last modified
14/12/2016 - 03:14