Orbit diagram of 4954 Eric with location of object on June 18, 2013
|Discovery date||September 23, 1990|
4954 Eric is an Amor asteroid with a diameter of 10.8km that was discovered by American astronomer Brian P. Roman on 1990 September 23. It was named after its discoverer's son, Eric Roman. The asteroid has a rotation period of 12.05 hours.
It is the largest near-Earth asteroid discovered since 3552 Don Quixote in 1983. On 2007 October 11 the asteroid passed 0.2865 AU (42,860,000 km; 26,630,000 mi) from Earth. It currently makes closer approaches to Mars than it does Earth.
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- based on a high-resolution spectrum by Xu et al. (1995) or Bus and Binzel (2002)
- "JPL Close-Approach Data: 4954 Eric (1990 SQ)". 2012-09-04 last obs. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
- "JPL Small-Body Database Search Engine: asteroids and NEOs and H < 13 (mag)". JPL Solar System Dynamics. Retrieved 2013-04-11.
- N. McBride and I. Gilmour - An Introduction to the Solar System (2004) - Page 394
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