6478 Gault

6478 Gault: the tailed asteroid

(6478) Gault is a main-belt asteroid discovered on May, 12 1988 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Mount Palomar. It was named after the astronomer Donald Gault. It is a small “rock” with a diameter of about 3.7-5 km. Its orbit has a perihelion at 1.86 AU and an aphelion at 2.75 […]