2013 MZ5

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2013 MZ5
Discovery
Discovered by Pan-STARRS
Discovery site Maui, Hawaii
Discovery date June 18, 2013
Designations
Minor planet category Amor (NEO)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch April 18, 2013 (JDCT 2456400.5)
Aphelion 1.82678 AU
Perihelion 1.27843 AU
1.55261 AU
Eccentricity 0.176588
1.93 a
258.934°
Inclination 29.1482°
93.5378°
274.122°
Physical characteristics
20.35

2013 MZ5 is an asteroid discovered in 2013 with the Pan-STARRS telescope. It is classified as a Near-Earth Object and happens to be the 10,000th one ever discovered.[2]

This asteroid is approximately 1,000 feet (300 meters) across. Its orbit is well understood and will not approach close enough to Earth to be considered potentially hazardous.

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