6063 Jason

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Jason
Discovery[1] and designation
Discovered by Carolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene Merle Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date May 27, 1984
Designations
MPC designation 6063
Named after
Jason
1984 KB
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.914 AU
Perihelion .525 AU
2.220 AU
Eccentricity .763
1207.768 d
106.227°
Inclination 4.858°
169.769°
336.655°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 1.4 km[1]
0.21[1]
15.3[1]

6063 Jason (1984 KB) is an Apollo asteroid discovered on May 27, 1984 by Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker at Palomar. Its highly eccentric orbit crosses the orbits of Mars, Earth, and Venus. From 1800 to 2200 it approached a planet within 30 Gm 69 times: Mercury 11, Venus 27, Earth 18, and Mars 13 times.

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