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624 Hektor

Asteroid of the Trojan group

Minor Planet Designation624 Hektor
Asteroid GroupTrojans (Greek node)
Orbital Period12 years, 26 days
Distance from the SunSemi-Major Axis: 787,223,000 km (5.26 AU)
Perihelion: 769,277,000 km (5.14 AU)
Aphelion: 805,169,000 km (5.38 AU)
Diameter (Mean)250.0 kilometres (403km x 201km)
NotesAn asteroid with a highly elongated shape (to the extent that it is thought that it might actually represent two asteroids in direct contact with one another), Hektor is the largest of the Trojan group, following the same orbital path as the planet Jupiter. It has a small moon, named Skamandrios.


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