::(35) Leukothea



{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} 35 Leukothea ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} lew-KOTH-ee-ə, Greek: Λευκοθέα) is a large, dark asteroid from the asteroid belt It was discovered by German astronomer Karl Theodor Robert Luther on April 19, 1855,<ref name="IAU_MPC"/> and named after Leukothea, a sea goddess in Greek mythology. 35 Leukothea is a C-type asteroid in the Tholen classification system.<ref name=jpl/>

Photometric observations of this asteroid from the Organ Mesa Observatory in Las Cruces, New Mexico during 2010 gave a light curve with a period of 31.900 ± 0.001 hours and a brightness variability of 0.42 ± 0.04 in magnitude. This is consistent with previous studies in 1990 and 2008.<ref name="Pilcher2010"/>

The computed Lyapunov time for this asteroid is 20,000 years, indicating that it occupies a chaotic orbit that will change randomly over time because of gravitational perturbations of the planets.<ref name="Sidlichovsky"/>

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