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Asteroid (65) Cybele is at Opposition in the constellation Capricornus on the 13th August. 

Magnitude: 11.0 V
Distance to Earth: 2.207 AU
Distance to Sun: 3.220 AU 



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Ephemeris

Date       UT      R.A. (J2000) Decl.    Delta     r     El.    Ph.   Mag
2015 07 31 000000 21 37 21.7 -12 30 35   2.217   3.207  164.7   4.8  11.4
2015 08 01 000000 21 36 42.6 -12 34 40   2.215   3.208  165.8   4.4  11.3
2015 08 02 000000 21 36 03.1 -12 38 47   2.212   3.209  166.9   4.1  11.3
2015 08 03 000000 21 35 23.0 -12 42 57   2.210   3.210  168.1   3.7  11.3
2015 08 04 000000 21 34 42.5 -12 47 09   2.209   3.211  169.2   3.4  11.3
2015 08 05 000000 21 34 01.7 -12 51 24   2.207   3.212  170.3   3.0  11.2
2015 08 06 000000 21 33 20.5 -12 55 40   2.206   3.213  171.4   2.7  11.2
2015 08 07 000000 21 32 39.0 -12 59 58   2.205   3.214  172.6   2.3  11.2
2015 08 08 000000 21 31 57.2 -13 04 18   2.205   3.215  173.7   2.0  11.2
2015 08 09 000000 21 31 15.2 -13 08 39   2.205   3.216  174.8   1.6  11.1
2015 08 10 000000 21 30 33.1 -13 13 00   2.205   3.217  175.9   1.3  11.1
2015 08 11 000000 21 29 50.8 -13 17 23   2.205   3.217  176.9   1.0  11.1
2015 08 12 000000 21 29 08.4 -13 21 46   2.205   3.218  177.9   0.7  11.0
2015 08 13 000000 21 28 26.0 -13 26 09   2.206   3.219  178.5   0.5  11.0
2015 08 14 000000 21 27 43.6 -13 30 33   2.207   3.220  178.4   0.5  11.0
2015 08 15 000000 21 27 01.2 -13 34 56   2.209   3.221  177.7   0.7  11.0
2015 08 16 000000 21 26 19.0 -13 39 18   2.210   3.222  176.7   1.0  11.1
2015 08 17 000000 21 25 36.9 -13 43 40   2.212   3.223  175.6   1.4  11.1
2015 08 18 000000 21 24 55.0 -13 48 01   2.215   3.224  174.5   1.7  11.1
2015 08 19 000000 21 24 13.4 -13 52 21   2.217   3.225  173.4   2.1  11.2
2015 08 20 000000 21 23 32.0 -13 56 39   2.220   3.226  172.3   2.4  11.2
2015 08 21 000000 21 22 51.0 -14 00 56   2.223   3.227  171.2   2.8  11.2
2015 08 22 000000 21 22 10.3 -14 05 10   2.226   3.228  170.0   3.1  11.3
2015 08 23 000000 21 21 30.1 -14 09 23   2.230   3.228  168.9   3.5  11.3
2015 08 24 000000 21 20 50.3 -14 13 33   2.234   3.229  167.8   3.8  11.3
2015 08 25 000000 21 20 11.0 -14 17 41   2.238   3.230  166.6   4.1  11.4
2015 08 26 000000 21 19 32.2 -14 21 46   2.243   3.231  165.5   4.5  11.4
2015 08 27 000000 21 18 54.1 -14 25 48   2.248   3.232  164.4   4.8  11.4
2015 08 28 000000 21 18 16.5 -14 29 47   2.253   3.233  163.3   5.2  11.4
2015 08 29 000000 21 17 39.6 -14 33 43   2.258   3.234  162.1   5.5  11.5
2015 08 30 000000 21 17 03.3 -14 37 36   2.263   3.235  161.0   5.8  11.5
2015 08 31 000000 21 16 27.8 -14 41 25   2.269   3.236  159.9   6.2  11.5


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Asteroid (65) Cybele is at Opposition in the constellation Libra on the 14th May, 2014

Distance to Earth: 2.068 AU
Distance to Sun: 3.076 AU
Magnitude: 10.9



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Water Discovered on Second Asteroid, May Be Even More Common Than Expected

Water ice on asteroids may be more common than expected, according to a new study.
Two teams of researchers who made national headlines  in April for showing the first evidence of water ice and organic molecules on an asteroid have now discovered that asteroid 65 Cybele contains the same material.

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Scientists find ice on 2nd asteroid

Astronomers have discovered water in the form of ice on a second asteroid, suggesting the life-essential ingredient is more common than believed.
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65 Cybele  is one of the largest asteroids and is located in the outer main belt. It gives its name to the Cybele asteroids, which orbit outward from the Sun from the 2:1 orbital resonance with Jupiter. As a C-type asteroid it is dark in colour and carbonaceous in composition. It was discovered on March 8, 1861 by Ernst Tempel and named after Cybele the earth goddess.
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Frozen water on asteroids may be more common than previously thought, according to new research that will help to support the idea they might have carried the key ingredient for life to the Earth.
Water ice and organic molecules that help to form the basis of life have been discovered on a second asteroid, called 65 Cybele, by astronomers.

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