(95625) 2002 GX32

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(95625) 2002 GX32
Discovery[1]
Discovered by M. W. Buie, A. B. Jordan, J. L. Elliot
Discovery date April 8, 2002
Designations
MPC designation (95625) 2002 GX32
Minor planet category SDO[2]
3:7 resonance[3][4][5]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch November 30, 2008 (JD 2454800.5)
Aphelion 73.731 AU
11,030 Gm (Q)
Perihelion 33.140 AU
4,998 Gm (q)
53.436 AU
7,993 Gm (a)
Eccentricity 0.37980
390.63 yr
3.91 km/s
10.754°
Inclination 13.940°
28.183°
186.36°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 153 km (assumed)[6]
Albedo 0.09 (assumed)
Temperature ~38 K
7.1[1]

(95625) 2002 GX32, also written as (95625) 2002 GX32, is a trans-Neptunian object that resides in the Kuiper belt.[2] It has a 3:7 resonance with Neptune.[3] It was discovered on April 8, 2002 by Marc W. Buie, Amy B. Jordan, and James L. Elliot.

It came to perihelion in 1997.[1]

Assuming a generic TNO albedo of 0.09, it is about 153 km in diameter.[6]

Resonance[edit]

Simulations by Emel’yanenko and Kiseleva in 2007 show that (95625) 2002 GX32 has a 99% probability of librating in a 3:7 resonance with Neptune.[7]

The Neptune 3:7 mean-motion resonance keeps it more than 11 AU from Neptune over a 14000-year period.[4]

It has been observed 21 times over 4 oppositions and has an orbit quality code of 3.[1]

The orbital period of both 2002 GX32 and 2001 XT254 around the 3:7 (2.333) resonance of Neptune.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 95625 (2002 GX32)" (2004-06-09 last obs). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  2. ^ a b "List Of Centaurs and Scattered-Disk Objects". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  3. ^ a b Marc W. Buie. "Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 95625" (2006-04-25 using 25 observations). SwRI (Space Science Department). Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  4. ^ a b "MPEC 2004-N31 : 2002 GX32 = 1994 JV". Minor Planet Center. 2004-07-12. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  5. ^ "MPEC 2009-A63 :Distant Minor Planets (2009 JAN. 29.0 TT)". Minor Planet Center. 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  6. ^ a b Wm. Robert Johnston (22 August 2008). "List of Known Trans-Neptunian Objects". Johnston's Archive. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  7. ^ Emel’yanenko, V. V (2008). "Resonant motion of trans-Neptunian objects in high-eccentricity orbits". Astronomy Letters 34: 271–279. Bibcode:2008AstL...34..271E. doi:10.1134/S1063773708040075. 

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