21509 Lucascavin

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21509 Lucascavin
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research team
Discovery site Socorro, New Mexico
Discovery date May 22, 1998
Designations
MPC designation 21509
1998 KL35
Minor planet category main belt [2]
Orbital characteristics[3]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 2.538 AU
Perihelion 2.0241 AU
2.28104 AU
Eccentricity 0.112659
1258.34 days (3.45 years)
183.691°
Inclination 5.986°
70.277°
3.861°
Physical characteristics
15.0 [4]

21509 Lucascavin (1998 KL35) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on May 22, 1998 by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research team at Socorro, New Mexico. [1] This asteroid is believed to result from the collisional destruction of a larger parent body approximately 300,000 to 800,000 years ago.[5] The asteroid was named for Lucas James Cavin who won second place in the 2005 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his engineering project.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (20001)-(25000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 29 October 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2008. 
  2. ^ "21509 Lucascavin (1998 KL35)". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved December 29, 2008. 
  3. ^ "(21509) Lucascavin". AstDyS. University of Pisa. Retrieved December 11, 2008. 
  4. ^ Tholen (2007). "Asteroid Absolute Magnitudes". EAR-A-5-DDR-ASTERMAG-V11.0. Planetary Data System. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2008. [dead link]
  5. ^ Nesvorný and Vokrouhlický; Vokrouhlický, D. (2006). "New Candidates for Recent Asteroid Breakups". The Astronomical Journal 132 (5): 1950–1958. Bibcode:2006AJ....132.1950N. doi:10.1086/507989. 
  6. ^ "2005 Award Honorees". Lincoln Laboratory. Archived from the original on 21 November 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2008.