76 Freia

76 Freia (pronounced /ˈfraɪ.ə/ FRYE-ə) is a very large main belt asteroid. It orbits in the outer part of the asteroid belt and is classified as a Cybele asteroid. Its composition is very primitive and it is extremely dark in color. Freia was discovered by the astronomer Heinrich d'Arrest on October 21, 1862 in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was his first and only asteroid discovery. It is named after the goddess Freyja in Norse mythology.


1. ^ Asteroid Data Sets

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