150 Nuwa

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150 Nuwa
Orbital characteristics 1 (ftp://ftp.lowell.edu/pub/elgb/astorb.html)
Orbit type Main belt
Semimajor axis 2.981 AU
Perihelion distance 2.591 AU
Aphelion distance 3.370 AU
Orbital period 5.15 years
Inclination 2.19°
Eccentricity 0.131
Physical characteristics 1 (ftp://ftp.lowell.edu/pub/elgb/astorb.html)
Diameter 151.1 km
Rotation period 8.14 hours
Spectral class 5 (http://spiff.rit.edu/richmond/parallax/phot/LCSUMPUB.TXT) C
Abs. magnitude 8.23
Albedo 4 (http://dorothy.as.arizona.edu/DSN/IRAS/index_iras.html) 0.040
History 2 (http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/lists/NumberedMPs.html)
Discoverer J. C. Watson, 1875

150 Nuwa is a large Main belt asteroid. It is composed of primitive carbonaceous chondritic material. The surface is exceedingly dark, only about 4% of the received light is reflected back.

It was discovered by J. C. Watson on October 18, 1875 and named after Nwa, the Chinese creator goddess.

On December 17, 1999, a star was occulted by Nuwa.


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