2005 WY55

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2005 WY55
Discovery[1]
Discovery date November 26, 2005
Designations
MPC designation 2005 WY55
Minor planet category Apollo[2]
Orbital characteristics[3]
Epoch 2011-Aug-27 (JD 2455800.5)
Aphelion 4.2789 AU (Q)
Perihelion 0.6936 AU (q)
2.4862 AU (a)
Eccentricity 0.7210
3.92 yr
146.763° (M)
Inclination 7.27129°
248.31°
286.11°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 190-250 meters[1][2]
20.68[3]

2005 WY55 is a near-Earth Asteroid belonging to the Apollo family.[2] It was first discovered on November 26, 2005,[1] The asteroid will pass within 330,000 km (0.9 lunar distances) from the Earth on May 28, 2065.[4][5] It has an absolute magnitude (H) of 20.68.[3] It is estimated to be 190 to 250 meters in diameter.[1][2] It was removed from the Sentry Risk Table on July 1, 2006.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "CRT 2005 Object Archive". Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Asteroid General Data - 2005 WY55". Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  3. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  4. ^ "Sormano Astronomical Observatory: Table of Asteroids Next Closest Approaches to the Earth". Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  5. ^ "Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs)". 2011-11-10. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  6. ^ "Date/Time Removed". NASA/JPL Near-Earth Object Program Office. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 

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Preceded by
99942 Apophis
Large NEO Earth close approach
(inside the orbit of the moon)

28 May 2065
Succeeded by
2007 YV56