(52760) 1998 ML14

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(52760) 1998 ML14 (also written (52760) 1998 ML14) is an as unnamed near-Earth and Mars-crosser asteroid. It was discovered by LINEAR in 1998. It is approximately 1.5 km in diameter.

Shortly after its discovery, 1998 ML14 was imaged by radar at Goldstone and Arecibo.[1] The study showed that the asteroid has a rotation period of 15 hours, and a shape that is roughly spherical, with some steep protrusions and large craters.

On August 24, 2013 it passed at a distance of 21.9 Lunar distances.[2] It was hoped to be observed by Goldstone radar.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NEA CIRCULAR POLARIZATION RATIO RANKING". Asteroid Radar Research. 11 April 2006. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  2. ^ (52760) 1998 ML14 JPL close approach table
  3. ^ Goldstone radar