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136199 Eris (2003 UB313)
Classification: TransNeptunian Object          SPK-ID: 2136199
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 66 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .4360526236027747 2.553e-05  
a 67.86447698644852 0.0023616 au
q 38.27199374707752 0.0029612 au
i 44.0393811827676 0.00021402 deg
node 35.95078465671312 0.00010566 deg
peri 151.6404631079578 0.0064071 deg
M 205.9854136328358 0.014417 deg
tp 2546362.293150247540
7.8682 TDB
period 204203.0321667914
n .001762951294993283 9.2022e-08 deg/d
Q 97.45696022581953 0.0033914 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1403  
   data-arc span      23894 days (65.42 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-09-03  
   last obs. used      2020-02-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      3  
   norm. resid. RMS      .38061  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-24 07:39:13  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 37.3267 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 33.0627 au 
 T_jup = 4.749 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H -1.1   n/a MPO385591  
rotation period rot_per 25.9 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:
[Roe, H. G.; Pike, R.E.; Brown, M.E. (2008) Icarus 198, 459-464.]

136199 Eris           Discovered 2003 Oct. 21 by M. E. Brown, C. A. Trujillo and D. Rabinowitz at Palomar.
Eris is the Greek goddess of discord and strife. She stirs up jealousy and envy to cause fighting and anger among men. At the wedding of Peleus and Thetis all the gods were invited with the exception of Eris, and, enraged at her exclusion, she spitefully caused a quarrel among the goddesses that led to the Trojan war.
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Reference: 20061009/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2006-10-14
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