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
Mercury crosser,
Venus crosser,
Apollo Asteroid,
Earth crosser,
Mars crosser
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 2454555.5 (2005-Mar-30.0)
Aphelion 4.48687191 AU
Perihelion 0.079234424 AU
2.28305316 AU
Eccentricity 0.96529454
3.44970724 a (1260.00557 d)
11.788°
Inclination 2.62590°
15.3016°
19.9046°
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).

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)" (2008-04-08 last obs (arc=11 days)). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  3. ^ "NEODyS 2008 FF5". Near Earth Objects - Dynamic Site. Retrieved 2014-03-07.