11 Parthenope

11 Parthenope

Asteroid

  • Orbital period
    1,403 days
  • Discovered
    May 11, 1850
  • Gravity
    0. 0578 m/s²
  • Orbits
    Sun
  • Discoverer
    Annibale de Gasparis
  • Spectral type
    S-type asteroid
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  • About

    Parthenope is a large, bright main-belt asteroid. Parthenope was discovered by Annibale de Gasparis on 11 May 1850, the second of his nine asteroid discoveries. It was named after Parthenopē, one of the Sirens in Greek mythology, said to have founded the city of Naples.

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