2064 Thomsen

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Thomsen
Discovery and designation
Discovered by L. Oterma
Discovery site Turku
Discovery date September 8, 1942
Designations
MPC designation 2064
1942 RQ
Minor planet category Mars crosser[1]
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.898 AU
Perihelion 1.459 AU
2.178 AU
Eccentricity 0.330
1174.365 days
180.454 °
Inclination 5.702 °
302.235 °
2.391 °
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 13.6 km[1]
4.2 h[1]
0.0549[1]
12.5[1]

2064 Thomsen (1942 RQ) is a 13.6 km Mars-crossing asteroid discovered on September 8, 1942 by L. Oterma at Turku.[1]

It can approach Mars closely, coming to 15 million km in 2103.

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