(8035) 1992 TB

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(8035) 1992 TB
Orbit of 8035 1992 TB.gif
Orbit of (8035) 1992 TB
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Spacewatch
Discovery site Kitt Peak Observatory
Discovery date October 2, 1992
Designations
None
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch November 4, 2013
Aphelion 1.9615 AU (293.44 Gm)
Perihelion 0.7216 AU (107.95 Gm)
1.3415 AU (200.69 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.4621
1.55 yr
357.76°
Inclination 28.306°
185.65°
6.0359°
Earth MOID 0.271985 AU
Proper orbital elements
231.32 deg / yr
1.55629 yr
(568.433 d)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 1.673 km (1.040 mi).[3][a]
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(8035) 1992 TB is an Apollo asteroid, a type of Near-Earth Object. It is also a Venus-crosser and a Mars-crosser, although it doesn't make close approaches to Mars.[4]

Encounters with Venus and Earth[edit]

1992 TB makes close approaches to Earth, but often comes many times closer to Venus. Soon after the discovery of the asteroid in 1992, a close approaches of Earth was made. Three years after it was discovered, 1992 TB came 45,720,000 km (0.3056 AU) from Earth.[1] In 2003, (8035) 1992 TB is listed as a potentially hazardous object.[5] However, 1992 TB is not expected to come within 37,000,000 km (0.25 AU) of Earth in the near future.[1] On the other hand, 1992 TB can come much closer to Venus. Its next Venus encounter is in May 29, 2015, where it will come 11,710,000 km (0.0783 AU) from the planet.[4] Its closest approach in the near future will be 7,380,000 km (0.0493 AU).[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Assuming an albedo of 0.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "(8035) 1992 TB". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2008035. 
  2. ^ "Comets and Asteroids: 8035 (1992 TB)". Find the Data. November 11, 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Conversion of Absolute Magnitude to Diameter for Minor Planets". Sephen F. Austin State University. Dan Burton. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Upcoming Close Approaches (< 0.10 A.U.) of NEOs to the Inner Planets". Shaw. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "MPEC 2003-V26 : PHAS (2003 NOV. 27.0 TT)". International Astronomical Union. Minor Planet Center. November 27, 2003. Retrieved 21 November 2013.