887 Alinda

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887 Alinda
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date January 3, 1918
1918 DB
Minor planet category Amor asteroid
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 12, 1975 (JDCT 2442544.5)
Aphelion 3.886 AU
Perihelion 1.117 AU
2.501 AU
Eccentricity 0.553
3.956 a
Inclination 9.185°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 4.2 km[1]
74 h

887 Alinda (/əˈlɪndə/ ə-LIN-də) is a near-Earth asteroid orbiting the Sun. It was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf in 1918. It lies within the main asteroid belt and is the namesake for the Alinda family group of asteroids, although it is also classified as an Amor III asteroid. It has a 1:3 orbital resonance with Jupiter.

Alinda makes close approaches to Earth, including a pass in January 2025, where it comes within 0.0821 AU (12,280,000 km; 7,630,000 mi) of Earth.[1]


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