(9924) 1981 EM24

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(9924) 1981 EM24
AnimatedOrbitOf99241981EM24.gif
Orbit of (9924) 1981 EM24 (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by S. J. Bus
Discovery date March 2, 1981
Designations
MPC designation (9924) 1981 EM24
1988 XN2
Minor planet category Main Belt asteroid
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 3.0755119 AU
Perihelion 2.5065299 AU
2.7910209 AU
Eccentricity 0.1019308
1703.1114379 d
41.41028°
Inclination 2.84053°
333.69152°
53.01155°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~12.9 km[1]
~0.01
Surface temp. min mean max
Kelvin
Celsius
14.0


(9924) 1981 EM24 is a main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 4.66 years.[2] It is associated with the Liberatrix family of asteroids.[3]

Discovered on March 2, 1981 by Schelte Bus at the Siding Spring Observatory, it was given the provisional designation "1981 EM24".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tedesco E.F., Noah P.V., Noah M., Price S.D. "The supplemental IRAS minor planet survey (SIMPS)". 
  2. ^ "9924 (1981 EM24)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ (9924) 1981 EM24 Minor Planet Center's Minor Planet Ephemeris Service