List of numbered Aten asteroids

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This is an example list of Aten asteroids. As of February 2014, there are 820 known Atens of which 131 are numbered. Near-Earth asteroids are not numbered until they have been observed at two or more oppositions.

See also Aten asteroids (category) for a list of all Aten asteroids that have articles.

Name Year Discoverer
2062 Aten 1976 Eleanor F. Helin
2100 Ra-Shalom 1978 Eleanor F. Helin
2340 Hathor 1976 Charles T. Kowal
3362 Khufu 1984 R. Scott Dunbar, Maria A. Barucci
3554 Amun 1986 Carolyn S. Shoemaker, Eugene M. Shoemaker
3753 Cruithne 1986 J. Duncan Waldron
5381 Sekhmet 1991 Carolyn S. Shoemaker
(5590) 1990 VA 1990 Spacewatch
(5604) 1992 FE 1992 Robert H. McNaught
(33342) 1998 WT24 1998 LINEAR
(65679) 1989 UQ 1989 Christian Pollas
(66063) 1998 RO1 1998 LINEAR
(66146) 1998 TU3 1998 LINEAR
(66391) 1999 KW4 1999 LINEAR
(66400) 1999 LT7 1999 LINEAR
(68347) 2001 KB67 2001 LINEAR
(85770) 1998 UP1 1998 LINEAR
(85953) 1999 FK21 1999 LINEAR
(85989) 1999 JD6 1999 LONEOS
(86450) 2000 CK33 2000 LINEAR
(86667) 2000 FO10 2000 LINEAR
(87309) 2000 QP 2000 LINEAR
(87684) 2000 SY2 2000 LINEAR
(88213) 2001 AF2 2001 LINEAR
(96590) 1998 XB 1998 BAO Schmidt CCD Asteroid Program
(99907) 1989 VA 1989 Carolyn S. Shoemaker, Eugene M. Shoemaker
99942 Apophis 2004 Roy Tucker, David J. Tholen i Fabrizio Bernardi
(137924) 2000 BD19 2000 LINEAR
2002 AA29 2002 LINEAR
2003 YN107 2003 LINEAR
2004 FH 2004 LINEAR
2004 FU162 2004 LINEAR


The February 15, 2013 Earth encounter shortened 2012 DA14's orbital period to about 317 days, changing its orbital class from Apollo to Aten.[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Chodas and Don Yeomans (February 2013). "Asteroid 2012 DA14 To Pass Very Close to the Earth on February 15, 2013". NASA/JPL Near-Earth Object Program Office. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 

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