9996 ANS

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9996 ANS
Orbit of 9996 ANS (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery[1] and designation
Discovered by C. J. van Houten, I. van Houten-Groeneveld & T. Gehrels
Discovery date October 17, 1960
Named after
Astronomical Netherlands Satellite
9070 P-L, 1974 SH2, 1996 GP17
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 3.4520624 AU
Perihelion 2.142778 AU
2.7974202 AU
Eccentricity 0.2340164
1708.9721942 d
Inclination 7.65987°
Physical characteristics
Surface temp. min mean max
C-type asteroid[2]

9996 ANS is a C-type main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 4.68 years.[3]

Discovered on October 17, 1960 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on archived photographic plates made by T. Gehrels, it was given the provisional designation 9070 P-L. It was later renamed in honour of the Astronomical Netherlands Satellite, an X-ray and gamma ray telescope located in space.


  1. ^ MPC 41571 Minor Planet Center
  2. ^ Gianluca Masi, Sergio Foglia & Richard P. Binzel. "Search for Unusual Spectroscopic Candidates Among 40313 minor planets from the 3rd Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Moving Object Catalog". 
  3. ^ "9996 ANS (9070 P-L)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. JPL. 

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