(3757) 1982 XB

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(3757) 1982 XB[1]
Discovery
Discovered by Helin, E. F. at Palomar
Discovery date December 14, 1982
Orbital characteristics
Epoch April 10, 2007 (JD 2454200.5) TDB
Aphelion 2.652915086073499 AU
Perihelion 1.01554148756278 AU
1.83422828681814 AU
Eccentricity 0.446338552915648
907.3576536929079 d (2.48 a)
275.6127049392329°
Inclination 3.87172077093798°
75.03581252839305°
17.06845807425793°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 0.5 km[1]
9.0046 h[1]
Albedo 0.18[1]
18.95[1]

(3757) 1982 XB is a near-Earth asteroid, about 0.5 kilometers in diameter, that completes one revolution around the Sun about every 2½ years. It was discovered by E. F. Helin at the Palomar Observatory on December 14, 1982. It is an S-type asteroid, meaning it possesses a silicaceous (stony) composition.[1] It is listed as an Amor asteroid (epoch 2014).[2] It has the second lowest designation number among asteroids that are not named, after 3708.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". Retrieved October 14, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Database of Near-Earth Asteroids". Retrieved October 14, 2007.