93 Minerva (mi-nerr'-və, IPA: /mɨˈnɝvə/) is a large main belt asteroid. It is a C-type asteroid, meaning that it has a dark surface and possibly a primitive carbonaceous composition. It was discovered by J. C. Watson on August 24, 1867 and named after Minerva, the Roman equivalent of Athena, goddess of wisdom. An occultation of a star by Minerva was observed in France, Spain and the United States on November 22, 1982. An occultation diameter of ~170 km was measured from the observations. Since then two more occultations have been observed, which give an estimated mean diameter of ~150 km for diameter.
1. ^ Asteroid Data Sets
2. ^ http://sorry.vse.cz/~ludek/mp/world/mpocc1.txt
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