(9918) 1979 MK3

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(9918) 1979 MK3
AnimatedOrbitOf99181979MK3.gif
Orbit of (9918) 1979 MK3 (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. F. Helin & S. J. Bus
Discovery date June 25, 1979
Designations
MPC designation (9918) 1979 MK3
1988 CX
Minor planet category Main Belt asteroid
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 3.5132157 AU
Perihelion 2.6990087 AU
3.1061122 AU
Eccentricity 0.1310653
1999.5125633 d
247.55320°
Inclination 6.14931°
133.76801°
333.24306°
Physical characteristics
Surface temp. min mean max
Kelvin
Celsius
13.3


(9918) 1979 MK3 is a main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 5.47 years.[1] It is associated with the Hygiea family of asteroids.[2]

Discovered on June 25, 1979 by Eleanor Helin and Schelte Bus at the Siding Spring Observatory, it was given the provisional designation "1979 MK3".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "9918 (1979 MK3)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  2. ^ Zappala, V., Ph. Bendjoya, A. Cellino, P. Farinella, and C. Froeschle (1997). "Asteroid Dynamical Families.". EAR-A-5-DDR-FAMILY-V4.1. NASA Planetary Data System. 
  3. ^ (9918) 1979 MK3 Minor Planet Center's Minor Planet Ephemeris Service