(163364) 2002 OD20

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(163364) 2002 OD20
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) (644)
Discovery date 2002 July 21
Designations
MPC designation (163364) 2002 OD20
Minor planet category Apollo NEO,
PHA[1]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 2012-Sep-30
(Uncertainty=0)[1]
Aphelion 1.8669 AU (Q)
Perihelion 0.86121 AU (q)
1.3640 AU (a)
Eccentricity 0.36863
1.59 yr
246.07° (M)
Inclination 4.1759°
260.07°
275.03°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 460 – 1030 meters[2]
18.8[1]

(163364) 2002 OD20 is a near-Earth object that is classified as a potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA).[3] It was scheduled to be observed by Goldstone radar in May 2013.[4] It has a well determined orbit and will make a close approach to Earth on 23 May 2013, at a distance of 0.0387 AU (5,790,000 km; 3,600,000 mi).[1][4] It is due to make another close pass on 23 May 2131, coming as close as 0.0248 AU.[1] It was discoverded on 21 July 2002 by Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT).[5] With an absolute magnitude (H) of 18.8,[1] the diameter is estimated to be 460–1030 meters.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "JPL Close-Approach Data: 163364 (2002 OD20)" (2009-09-28 last obs and observation arc=7.8 years). Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Absolute Magnitude (H)". NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Target Asteroids! Near-Earth Asteroid List". Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  4. ^ a b "Goldstone Asteroid Schedule". Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  5. ^ "List Of The Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2012-08-13.