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2142 Landau (1972 GA)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002142
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 34 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1169365328231044 4.2056e-08  
a 3.164713097948341 1.6551e-08 au
q 2.794642520894397 1.3149e-07 au
i .6642433990356716 4.2969e-06 deg
node 155.5801494791806 0.00032794 deg
peri 32.78862119426607 0.00032825 deg
M 203.1016497871926 1.631e-05 deg
tp 2459896.722452529566
9.6726e-05 TDB
period 2056.363769746682
n .1750663016419256 1.3733e-09 deg/d
Q 3.534783675002286 1.8486e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2520  
   data-arc span      25008 days (68.47 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-08-06  
   last obs. used      2020-01-24  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .48932  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 16:13:34  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.7955 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.42201 au 
 T_jup = 3.193 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.0   n/a MPO319109  
diameter diameter 20.134 km 0.269 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 19.2 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Hayes-Gehrke, M.N.; Arrington, K.; Brady, J.; Christian, S.; et al. (2017) Minor Planet Bull. 44, 306-307.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.050   0.008 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

2142 Landau           Discovered 1972 Apr. 3 by L. I. Chernykh at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Named in memory of Lev Davydovich Landau (1908-1968), founder of the study of modern theoretical physics in the U.S.S.R. Among his accomplishments was fundamental research in quantum electrodynamics, superconductivity and neutrino theory.
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Reference: MPC 5284Last Updated: 2007-10-23

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Alternate Designations
 1972 GA = 1960 DB = 1974 SL1 = 1977 EE 
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