(225312) 1996 XB27

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225312 1996 XB27
Discovery[1][2] and designation
Discovered by Spacewatch from Kitt Peak
Discovery date December 12, 1996
Designations
MPC designation 1996 XB27
Minor planet category Amor[1]
Orbital characteristics[1][3]
Epoch August 27, 2011 (2455800.5)
Aphelion 1.25792332 AU (Q)
Perihelion 1.11992596 AU (q)
1.188924639 AU (a)
Eccentricity 0.0580345
1.29640200 yr (473.510832 d)
323.3798° (M)
Inclination 2.46578°
179.5516°
57.5075°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 0.084 km[2]
0.48[2]
21.7[1]

1996 XB27, also written as 1996 XB27, is an asteroid on a low-eccentricity and low-inclination orbit between the orbits of Earth and Mars. This is within a region of stability where bodies may survive for the age of the Solar System, and hence it may have formed near its current orbit.[4]

It is classified as an Amor asteroid[1] because its perihelion is less than 1.3 AU and does not cross Earth's orbit.

Between 1900 and 2200 its closest approach with Earth is more than 0.11 AU.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: (1996 XB27)". 27 December 2009. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  2. ^ a b c NeoDys-2 Retrieved 2011-09-04
  3. ^ AstDys-2 Retrieved 2011-09-04
  4. ^ Evans, N. W. & Tabachnik, S. (1999). Possible long-lived asteroid belts in the inner Solar System. Nature.
  5. ^ JPL close-approach data Retrieved 2011-09-04