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1870 Glaukos


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1870 Glaukos, provisional designation 1971 FE, is a mid-sized Jupiter trojan from the Trojan camp, approximately 47 kilometers in diameter. Discovered during the first Palomar–Leiden Trojan survey in 1971, it was later named for Glaucus from Greek mythology. The dark D-type asteroid has a rotation period of 6.0 hours.
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  • Discovery 

  • Orbit and classification 

  • Physical characteristics 

  • Naming