3040 Kozai

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Kozai
Discovery and designation
Discovered by W. Liller
Discovery site Cerro Tololo
Discovery date January 23, 1979
Designations
MPC designation 3040
1979 BA
Minor planet category Mars crosser[1]
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.2095160
Perihelion 1.4716744
Eccentricity 0.2004356
912.0861216
311.47278
Inclination 46.64688
143.54061
290.25345
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 5 – 11 km[2]
13.7[1]

3040 Kozai[3] (1979 BA) is a Mars-crossing asteroid discovered on January 23, 1979 by W. Liller at Cerro Tololo.

With an absolute magnitude of 13.7,[1] the asteroid is about 5–11 km in diameter.[2] The asteroid will pass 0.034 AU (5,100,000 km; 3,200,000 mi) from Mars on 2044-Jan-10 and 0.023 AU (3,400,000 km; 2,100,000 mi) from Mars on 2188-Nov-07.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 3040 Kozai (1979 BA)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 
  2. ^ a b "Absolute Magnitude (H)". NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  3. ^ Yoshihide Kosai (or, more frequently, Yoshihide Kozai), 20th-century Japanese astronomer, discoverer of the periodic comet D/1977 C1 (D/Skiff-Kosai) and of the Kozai mechanism

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