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43 Ariadne

Minor Planet Designation43 Ariadne
Asteroid GroupMain Asteroid Belt (Florian family)
Orbital Period3.27 years
Distance from the SunSemi-Major Axis: 329,646,000 km (2.20 AU)
Perihelion: 274,265,000 km (1.83 AU)
Aphelion: 385,027,000 km (2.57 AU)
Diameter95 km (longest axis)
50 km (shortest axis)
NotesPart of an ancient asteroid that broke apart more than 100 million years ago; the core of this asteroid remains as Flora, while remnants of the crust survive as a number of smaller bodies collectively known as the the Florian family. Ariadne is the largest of these rocky fragments.


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