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62 Erato

Minor Planet Designation62 Erato
Asteroid GroupMain Asteroid Belt (Themis Family)
Orbital Period5 years, 189 days
Distance from the SunSemi-Major Axis: 467,092,000 km (3.12 AU)
Perihelion: 383,950,000 km (2.57 AU)
Aphelion: 550,234,000 km (3.68 AU)
Diameter95 km (mean)
NotesOne of the largest of several hundred bodies thought to have originated in a cataclysmic collision, whose main remnant is the asteroid Themis. Like most members of this family of asteroids, Erato is carbonaceous in nature and follows an orbit through the outer fringes of the Asteroid Belt.


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