(7341) 1991 VK

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(7349) 1991 VK
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Eleanor F. Helin,
Kenneth J. Lawrence
Palomar Observatory
Discovery date 1991-Nov-01
Designations
Minor planet category Apollo NEO,
PHA[1]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 2012-Mar-14
Aphelion 2.7751 AU (Q)
Perihelion 0.90901 AU (q)
1.8420 AU (a)
Eccentricity 0.50653
2.50 yr
24.106° (M)
Inclination 5.4184°
294.88°
173.31°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 1.4 km[2]
4.2096 hr[1]
16.7[1]

(7341) 1991 VK is a near-Earth minor planet in the Apollo group. It was discovered by Eleanor F. Helin and Kenneth J. Lawrence at the Palomar Observatory in San Diego County, California, on November 1, 1991. It is listed as a potentially hazardous object.[1] Every 5 years (from 1946 through 2091) the asteroid makes a close approach to the Earth.[3] The next close approach to the Earth will be on 2017-Jan-25 at a distance of 0.0647091 AU (9,680,340 km; 6,015,090 mi).[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 7341 (1991 VK)". JPL Small-Body Database. 2012-06-07 last obs. Retrieved 2011-11-14.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "( 7341) 1991 VK". The Near-Earth Asteroids Data Base at E.A.R.N. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  3. ^ a b "JPL Close-Approach Data: 7341 (1991 VK)". 2012-06-07 last obs. Retrieved 2012-06-13.  Check date values in: |date= (help)