Asteroid (9) Metis

Orbital characteristics

Epoch 1-Jul-2021 (2459396.5 JD)
Apoapsis2.6801 AU
4.0094×108 km
Periapsis2.0912 AU
3.1284×108 km
Semi-major axis2.3857 AU
3.5689×108 km
Eccentricity 0.1234295
Inclination5.5766 °
Longitude of asc. node68.901 °
Argument of periapsis6.2190 °
Orbital period1345.90 days
3.685 years
Avg. orbital speed19.21 km/s

Physical characteristics

Mean diameter190.00 km
Rotation period (sidereal)5.0792 hours



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Surface Textures

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Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021