The two "spots" in this image are two images of asteroid 2002 JF56 taken on June 11 (bottom, at a distance of 3.36 million kilometers) and June 12, 2006 (the top, taken at 1.34 million kilometers)
|Discovered by||Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) Team|
|Alternative names||2002 JF56|
|Minor planet category||Main-belt asteroid|
± 1.0168e-07 AU
± 2.3211e-07 AU
± 7.9994e-08 AU
|Orbital period||4.21 yr
|Longitude of ascending node||51.7694
|Longitude of periastron||262.1769
|Mean radius||1.15 km|
132524 APL (previously known by its provisional designation, 2002 JF56) is a small asteroid about 2.3 kilometers across visited by the New Horizons probe, which passed it at about 101,867 km at 04:05 UTC on June 13, 2006. The spectra obtained by New Horizons shows that APL is an S-type asteroid.
- Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets
- 132524 APL at the JPL Small-Body Database
- CBET 547
- Buckley, Michael (2007-03-05). "APL Rocks! Asteroid Named After JHU Applied Physics Lab". The JHU Gazette. Archived from the original on 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2009-04-20.
- Olkin, Catherine B.; Reuter; Lunsford; Binzel; Stern (2006). "The New Horizons Distant Flyby of Asteroid 2002 JF56". Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 38: 597. Bibcode:2006DPS....38.5922O.
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