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An asteroid with a diameter of about 129 miles (215 kilometers), mean distance from the sun of 2.686 astronomical units, and C-type surface composition.
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Asteroid 324 Bamberga
reaches opposition near the Circlet of Pisces on September 13th, when it's just 0.81 a.u.
The main-belt asteroid 324 Bamberga
has a very ordinary orbital period of 4.395 years, but its unusually high orbital eccentricity (0.34) brings it closer to Earth than any other asteroid so large ever comes.
About 25 years ago, the asteroid 324 Bamberga
caught the attention of researchers seeking the origin of carbonaceous meteorites because it was found to have an albedo (reflectivity) of only 6 percent.