2008 FF5

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2008 FF5
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Mt. Lemmon Survey (G96)
1.5-m reflector
Discovery date 2008-03-28
Designations
Minor planet category Mercury Crosser,
Venus Crosser,
Apollo Asteroid,
Mars Crosser
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 2454555.5 (2005-Mar-30.0)
Aphelion 4.486871908721104 AU
Perihelion 0.079234419938514 AU
2.283053164329809 AU
Eccentricity 0.9652945357661992
1260.00556742483 d (3.45 a)
11.7881342052467°
Inclination 2.625904827840063°
15.30159760701875°
19.90463851808159°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 70-160 m [3]
23.1

2008 FF5 is the asteroid with the second-smallest known perihelion of any known object orbiting the Sun. Its extreme orbital eccentricity brings it within 0.079 AU of the Sun (26% of Mercury's perihelion) and as far as 4.487 AU from the Sun (well beyond the orbit of Mars).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "MPEC 2008-F50 : 2008 FF5". IAU Minor Planet Center. 2008-03-29. Retrieved 2014-03-05.  (K08F05F)
  2. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: (2008 FF5)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 2008-04-08 last obs (arc=11 days). Retrieved 2014-03-05.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "NEODyS 2008 FF5". Near Earth Objects - Dynamic Site. Retrieved 2014-03-07.