Beschreibung5269 Paustovskij (1978 SL6) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on September 28, 1978 by N. S. Chernykh at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. Named after Konstantin Paustovsky, russian writer. Asteroids (from Greek 'star' and 'like, in form') are a class of small Solar System bodies in orbit around the Sun. They have also been called planetoids, especially the larger ones. These terms have historically been applied to any astronomical object orbiting the Sun that did not show the disk of a planet and was not observed to have the characteristics of an active comet, but as small objects in the outer Solar System were discovered, their volatile-based surfaces were found to more closely resemble comets, and so were often distinguished from traditional asteroids.
Untertitel: Asteroid, Asteroid Belt, Asteroid Family, Solar System, Trojan (Astronomy). Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2011
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