832 Karin is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It is the largest and brightest member of the Karin Cluster, which is named after it. Found in 2002, the Karin cluster is notable for being very young. It is currently believed to have formed in a collision only 5.8 million years ago.[2]

832 Karin
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A three-dimensional model of 832 Karin based on its light curve
Discovered byMax Wolf
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date20 September 1916
(832) Karin
1916 AB
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc94.56 yr (34538 d)
Aphelion3.0940 AU (462.86 Gm)
Perihelion2.6359 AU (394.33 Gm)
2.8649 AU (428.58 Gm)
4.85 yr (1771.2 d)
0° 12m 11.7s / day
Physical characteristics
18.35 h (0.765 d)

832 Karin is an S-Type asteroid, approximately 19 km in diameter.[3]

The minor planet is named in honor of Karin Månsdotter, who was the mistress of Erik XIV of Sweden in the 16th century. In 1567, Erik married Karin, but he was pushed from his throne because of this marriage.[4]


  1. ^ "832 Karin (1916 AB)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  2. ^ Nesvorný, David; Bottke Jr., William F.; Dones, L; Levison, HF (2002), "The recent breakup of an asteroid in the main-belt region", Nature, 417 (6890): 720–771, Bibcode:2002Natur.417..720N, doi:10.1038/nature00789, PMID 12066178
  3. ^ Nesvorný, David; Enke, Brian L.; Bottke, William F.; Durda, Daniel D.; Ashaug, Erik; Richardson, Derek C. (August 2006), "Karin cluster formation by asteroid impact", Icarus, 183 (2): 296–311, Bibcode:2006Icar..183..296N, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2006.03.008
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(832) Karin". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (832) Karin. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 77. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_833. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.

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