2006 HY51

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2006 HY51
Discovery[1]
Discovered by LINEAR
Discovery date 2006-04-26
Designations
Minor planet category Mercury Crosser,
Venus Crosser,
Apollo Asteroid,
Mars Crosser,
Jupiter Crosser
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0)
Aphelion 5.118028944520967 AU
Perihelion 0.08098392697269848 AU
2.599506435746833 AU
Eccentricity 0.9688464218210593
1530.857521490702 d (4.19 a)
316.9916311927402°
Inclination 30.51546429948333°
42.4066062684809°
340.5186106039304°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 1.218 km [3]
17.2

2006 HY51 is the asteroid with the third-smallest known perihelion of any known object orbiting the Sun. Its extreme orbital eccentricity brings it within 0.081 AU of the Sun (26% of Mercury's perihelion) and as far as 5.118 AU from the Sun (making it a Jupiter-grazer).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "MPEC 2006-H57 : 2006 HY51". IAU Minor Planet Center. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2014-03-05.  (K06H51Y)
  2. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: (2006 HY51)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 2011-01-29 last obs (arc=1739 days). Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  3. ^ "NEODyS 2006 HY51". Near Earth Objects - Dynamic Site. Retrieved 2014-03-07.