55 Pandora

55 Pandora
Orbital characteristics 1
Orbit type Main belt
Semimajor axis 2.759 AU
Perihelion distance 2.359 AU
Aphelion distance 3.158 AU
Orbital period 4.58 years
Inclination 7.19°
Eccentricity 0.145
Physical characteristics 1
Diameter 66.7 km
Rotation period 3 4.804 hours
Spectral class E?
Abs. magnitude 7.80
Albedo 4 0.301
History 2
Discoverer G. Searle, 1858

55 Pandora is a quite large and very bright Main belt asteroid.

Pandora was discovered by G. Searle on September 10, 1858. It was his first and only asteroid discovery. It is named after Pandora, the first woman in Greek mythology.

Not to be confused with Saturn's moon Pandora.

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