(350462) 1998 KG3

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(350462) 1998 KG3
Discovery[1][2] and designation
Discovered by Spacewatch from Kitt Peak
Discovery date May 22, 1998
Designations
MPC designation 1998 KG3
Minor planet category Amor[1]
Orbital characteristics[1][3]
Epoch August 27, 2011 (2455800.5)
Aphelion 1.29873905 AU (Q)
Perihelion 1.0233121 AU (q)
1.16102557 AU (a)
Eccentricity 0.1186136
1.25103909 yr (456.94203 d)
325.7831°
Inclination 5.50308°
208.04168°
267.5921°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 0.10–0.24 km[2]
22.2[1][2]

(350462) 1998 KG3, also written as (350462) 1998 KG3, 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 to Earth is more than 0.12 AU.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: (1998 KG3)". 2008-05-10 last obs. Retrieved 2011-09-05.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ a b c NeoDys-2 Retrieved 2011-09-05
  3. ^ AstDys-2 Retrieved 2011-09-05
  4. ^ Evans, N. W. & Tabachnik, S. (1999). Possible long-lived asteroid belts in the inner Solar System. Nature.
  5. ^ JPL close-approach data Retrieved 2011-09-05