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35734 Dilithium (1999 GT9)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2035734
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 20 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1583730298065471 2.9415e-08  
a 2.336457381257651 9.1752e-09 au
q 1.966425546774005 7.0588e-08 au
i 6.008780376433621 4.027e-06 deg
node 153.3461569916961 3.2886e-05 deg
peri 104.8833634464387 3.5348e-05 deg
M 287.8364615778507 1.3653e-05 deg
tp 2459261.987264287004
(2021-Feb-16.48726429)
5.0035e-05 TDB
period 1304.473383672499
3.57
7.6839e-06
2.104e-08
d
yr
n .275973434572109 1.6256e-09 deg/d
Q 2.706489215741295 1.0628e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      671  
   data-arc span      9204 days (25.20 yr)  
   first obs. used      1995-02-08  
   last obs. used      2020-04-21  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .56423  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 08:08:29  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .961739 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.36808 au 
 T_jup = 3.543 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.0   n/a MPO417058  

35734 Dilithium           Discovered 1999 Apr. 14 by R. A. Tucker at Goodricke-Pigott.
A substance of great power in the science fiction universe of Star Trek, dilithium is an essential component for the faster-than-light warp drive depicted in the stories. In the real world, dilithium is a molecule consisting of two covalently-bonded lithium atoms.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2018-03-31Last Updated: 2018-04-05

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