Talk:List of Apollo asteroids

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Help with 2008 EA9[edit]

2008 EA9 is an Apollo asteroid orbiting within the region accessible to a crewed NEO-visiting spacecraft. http://www.lpi.usra.edu/sbag/meetings/sbag2/presentations/PlymouthRockasteroidmission.pdf JPL gives 2008 EA9 a cumulative impact probability of 2.9e-05 over 11 potential impacts. http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/2008ea9.html I believe this is sufficient to make the notability of 2008 EA9 within Wikipedia guidelines for an article. Could someone familiar with asteroid articles please create one for this object? (sdsds - talk) 22:20, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

I'm not a number, I'm a planetoid[edit]

I understand the calendar method of naming, but how are the "final" desingations arrived at? That is, why does, frex, 3200 Phaethon have that precise number? (That the name is chosen by the discoverer, I get.) I'd say this would be very worthwhile adding... TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 10:02, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Near-Earth asteroids are not numbered until they have been observed at two or more oppositions. See: How Are Minor Planets Named? -- Kheider (talk) 22:44, 25 February 2014 (UTC)