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2143 Jimarnold, provisional designation 1973 SA, is a background asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 5 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 26 September 1973, by astronomer Eleanor Helin at the Palomar Observatory in California, United States. The asteroid was named after American cosmochemist, James R. Arnold.
Orbit and classification
Jimarnold is a non-family asteroid from the main belt's background population. It orbits the Sun in the inner asteroid belt at a distance of 1.7–2.8 AU once every 3 years and 5 months (1,258 days; semi-major axis of 2.28 AU). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.23 and an inclination of 8° with respect to the ecliptic.
Diameter and albedo
This minor planet was named after James R. Arnold (1923–2012), professor of chemistry and director of California Space Science Institute at the University of California, San Diego. Arnold's cosmochemical research included the study of cosmic radiation, the origin of meteorites, for which he developed a computer model, the lunar soil and mapping of the Moon's composition. The official naming citation was proposed by the discoverer and Eugene Shoemaker, and published by the Minor Planet Center on 1 July 1979 (M.P.C. 4788).