2003 SM84

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2003 SM84
Discovery
Discovery date 2003
Designations
2003 SM84
Minor planet category Amor
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 27, 2011
Aphelion 1.2179 AU
Perihelion 1.0331 AU
1.1255 AU
Eccentricity 0.0821
436.15 d
306.23
Inclination 2.795°
186.73
87.35
Physical characteristics
Spectral type
X
22.7

2003 SM84 is an as yet unnamed and unnumbered near-Earth asteroid discovered in 2003. Its size and physical properties are uncertain. Its designated as an Amor asteroid because it orbits between Earth and Mars.

2003 SM84 is being considered by the European Space Agency as a candidate target for the Don Quijote mission to study the effects of impacting a spacecraft into an asteroid.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: (2003 SM84)". 2009-09-18 last obs. Retrieved 2011-07-21.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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