(162173) 1999 JU3

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162173 1999 JU3
Discovered by LINEAR
Discovery date May 10, 1999
1999 JU3
Minor planet category Apollo asteroid
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 980 ± 29 m[citation needed]
0.3178 ± 0.0003 d[citation needed]
Spectral type
C[citation needed]

(162173) 1999 JU3 is an Apollo asteroid. It is proposed that the Japanese space probe Hayabusa 2 returns samples from this asteroid.

Discovery and naming[edit]

The asteroid was discovered in 1999 by the LINEAR project, and given the provisional designation 1999 JU3.

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