2629 Rudra

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Rudra
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. Kowal
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date September 13, 1980
Designations
MPC designation 2629
Named after
Rudra
1980 RB1
Minor planet category Mars crosser[1]
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.1390266
Perihelion 1.3413792
Eccentricity 0.2291823
838.4907307
81.16207
Inclination 23.44102
343.52467
280.59046
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 3 – 6 km[2]
14.9[1]

2629 Rudra (1980 RB1) is a Mars-crossing asteroid discovered on September 13, 1980 by C. Kowal at Palomar.[1] With an absolute magnitude of 14.9,[1] the asteroid is about 3–6 km in diameter.[2] The asteroid will pass about 0.08 AU (12,000,000 km; 7,400,000 mi) from Mars on 2023-Jun-12 and 2179-Jul-23.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2629 Rudra (1980 RB1". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 
  2. ^ a b "Absolute Magnitude (H)". NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2014-06-25.