(8014) 1990 MF

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(8014) 1990 MF
Orbit of 8014.gif
Orbit of 8014
Discovery
Discovered by Eleanor F. Helin
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date June 26, 1990
Orbital characteristics
Epoch November 4, 2013
Aphelion 2.5426 AU (380.37 Gm)
Perihelion 0.9506 AU (142.21 Gm)
1.7466 AU (261.29 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.4557
2.31 yr
23.972°
Inclination 1.8647°
210.41°
114.16°
Earth MOID 0.0171344 AU (6.67 LD)
Proper orbital elements
155.795 deg / yr
2.31073 yr
(843.994 d)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 700 m (2,300 ft)
18.7

(8014) 1990 MF is a near-Earth minor planet in the Apollo group. It was discovered by Eleanor F. Helin at the Palomar Observatory in San Diego County, California, on June 26, 1990. This object is approximately 0.7 kilometres (0.43 mi) in diameter, and listed as a potentially hazardous object.[1] On July 23, 2020, it will come within 0.055 au of the Earth—about 21.3 times the Moon's distance.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser - 8014 (1990 MF)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA. Retrieved November 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ Nieuwenhuizen, Bas (June 22, 2011), Asteroid 8014 (1990 MF) Earth Flyby at 0.055au, Zapaday, ISBN 0745649742, retrieved 2013-02-16.