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7042 Carver (1933 FE1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007042
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 31 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2201295434848939 3.2709e-08  
a 2.28926391863106 6.0903e-09 au
q 1.785329297306365 7.4901e-08 au
i 2.209260551717743 3.7428e-06 deg
node 261.7511147990697 0.0001057 deg
peri 312.1345805202131 0.00010616 deg
M 39.38140211103372 1.1278e-05 deg
tp 2458862.101655377704
(2020-Jan-13.60165538)
3.9415e-05 TDB
period 1265.150588685296
3.46
5.0486e-06
1.382e-08
d
yr
n .2845511065794155 1.1355e-09 deg/d
Q 2.793198539955755 7.4309e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2233  
   data-arc span      32002 days (87.62 yr)  
   first obs. used      1933-03-24  
   last obs. used      2020-11-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .49528  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Dec-18 02:29:28  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .779841 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.18186 au 
 T_jup = 3.566 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.1   n/a MPO365333  
diameter diameter 4.454 km 0.189 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.245   0.018 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

7042 Carver           Discovered 1933 Mar. 24 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.
Named in memory of George Washington Carver (1860-1943), credited by many as the first black American scientist. Born into slavery, he was largely self-educated, but he earned a master's degree in science in 1896 and devoted the remainder of his life to agricultural research, especially the development of food and household products from peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes. His scientific stature earned him election to the Royal Society in 1916, but Carver was also an outstanding teacher, artist and humanitarian. He is perhaps best remembered for his most enduring and beloved invention, peanut butter. Name suggested and citation prepared by G. C. L. Aikman.
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Reference: 19961224/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-09-26

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Alternate Designations
 1933 FE1 = 1964 DH = 1985 FD1 
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