(276033) 2002 AJ129

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276033 2002 AJ129
Discovery[1][2] and designation
Discovered by NEAT at Haleakalā
Discovery date January 15, 2002
Designations
MPC designation 2002 AJ129
Minor planet category Apollo,[1]
Mercury crosser,
Venus crosser,
Earth crosser,
Mars crosser
Orbital characteristics[1][3]
Epoch August 27, 2011 (2455800.5)
Aphelion 2.62528681 AU (Q)
Perihelion 0.11663558 AU (q)
1.370961198 AU (a)
Eccentricity 0.91492423
1.60526208 yr (586.321975 d)
17.58192° (M)
Inclination 15.49390°
138.16772°
210.89086°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 0.5–1.2 km[2]
18.5[1] or 18.7[2]

(276033) 2002 AJ129, also written as 2002 AJ129, is a Mercury-crossing asteroid. It has the fourth-smallest perihelion of all numbered asteroids, after (137924) 2000 BD19, (374158) 2004 UL, and (386454) 2008 XM.[4]

It is classified as an Apollo asteroid[1] because it is a near-Earth asteroid with a semi-major axis larger than Earth's.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 276033 (2002 AJ129)". 2010-04-13 last obs. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  2. ^ a b c NeoDys-2 Retrieved 2011-09-13
  3. ^ AstDys-2 Retrieved 2011-09-13
  4. ^ List of asteroids with q<0.3075 AU generated by the JPL Small-Body Database Search Engine Retrieved 2011-09-10