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37452 Spirit (4282 P-L)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2037452
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2201581472038416 5.1061e-08  
a 3.94737111987759 4.9161e-08 au
q 3.078325207799387 2.0507e-07 au
i 8.26640422460174 7.4459e-06 deg
node 352.3072400380503 4.0496e-05 deg
peri 47.94458527233192 4.4016e-05 deg
M 181.4748191266941 1.7521e-05 deg
tp 2460421.052690152902
(2024-Apr-20.55269015)
0.0001549 TDB
period 2864.576111635307
7.84
5.3514e-05
1.465e-07
d
yr
n .1256730440981322 2.3477e-09 deg/d
Q 4.816417031955793 5.9984e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      481  
   data-arc span      21406 days (58.61 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2019-05-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .56978  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-30 04:00:34  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.09419 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .855218 au 
 T_jup = 3.000 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.1   n/a MPO436030  
diameter diameter 8.889 km 0.732 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[hildas] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...744..197G)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.056   0.012 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[hildas] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...744..197G)  

37452 Spirit           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Spirit is one of NASA's successful 2004 Mars Exploration Rovers. It explored rocks and minerals in Gusev Crater.
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Reference: 20040928/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2004-09-28

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Alternate Designations
 4282 P-L = 2000 WD183 = 2000 WO133 
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