13274 Roygross

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Roygross
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team
Discovery site Socorro
Discovery date August 17, 1998
Designations
MPC designation 13274
1998 QX37
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.5710452
Perihelion 2.3452458
Eccentricity 0.0459288
1407.6989952
227.73317
Inclination 7.61366
335.17124
319.29886
Physical characteristics
14.9

13274 Roygross (1998 QX37) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on August 17, 1998 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.

The asteroid was named for Roy James Gross (b. 1987), a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his botany and zoology project. At the time he attended Penndale Middle School in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. He is currently studying mechanical engineering at Drexel University and is working on the humanoid robot HUBO.

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