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10370 Hylonome
Discovered by David C. Jewitt and Jane Luu
Discovery site Mauna Kea Observatory
Discovery date February 27, 1995
MPC designation 10370
1995 DW2
Centaur (minor planet)
Orbital characteristics
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 31.3488 AU
Perihelion 18.9152 AU
25.132 AU
Eccentricity 0.247367
46019.2 d (126 y)
Inclination 4.144°
Physical characteristics

10370 Hylonome is an asteroid orbiting in the farther part of the solar system. It belongs to the group of icy minor planets called centaurs, with an orbit that crosses the orbits of Neptune and Uranus. It was found on February 27, 1995.

Sightings with the Spitzer Space Telescope show that it's diameter is about 70 km (43 miles) plus or minus 20 km (50 to 90 km in diameter), or a 35 km radius.

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