(153201) 2000 WO107

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(153201) 2000 WO107
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Goldstone radar images showing the two lobes of contact binary 2000 WO107.
Discovery [1]
Discovered byLINEAR
Discovery siteLincoln Lab's ETS
Discovery date29 November 2000
Designations
(153201) 2000 WO107
2000 WO107
Aten · NEO · PHA[1][2]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 2020-May-31 (JD 2459000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc20.0 yr (7,304 days)
Aphelion1.6231 AU
Perihelion0.2000 AU
0.9115 AU
Eccentricity0.7807
0.87 yr (318 days)
206.45°
1° 7m 57.72s / day
Inclination7.7703°
69.252°
13 October 2020
213.72°
Earth MOID0.0031 AU (460 thousand km; 1.2 LD)
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
0.510±0.083 km[3]
~5 hours[4]
0.129±0.058[3]
SMASS = X[1]
19.3[1]

(153201) 2000 WO107 is a sub-kilometer asteroid, classified as near-Earth object and potentially hazardous asteroid of the Aten group with a very well determined orbit.[1] It was discovered on 29 November 2000, by astronomers of the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) at the Lincoln Laboratory's Experimental Test Site near Socorro, New Mexico, in the United States.[2] It is a contact binary.[4]

Orbit[edit]

The orbit of this potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA) has been well-established with 20 years of observations. It orbits from inside the orbit of Mercury out to the orbit of Mars. It makes close approaches to all of the inner planets.[1]

2020[edit]

The asteroid came to perihelion on 13 October 2020[1] when it passed the Sun going 88 kilometers per second (320,000 kilometers per hour).[a] The asteroid was not more than 60 degrees from the Sun until 26 November 2020 and was observed by Goldstone radar on 27 November 2020.[4] On 29 November 2020 the asteroid passed 0.02876 AU (4.302 million km; 11.19 LD) from Earth.[1] Even the 2018 orbit solution had a known accuracy of roughly ± 150 km for the close approach. With the radar observations the close approach distance is known with an accuracy of roughly ± 5 km.

2140[edit]

This asteroid will pass 0.00162 AU (242 thousand km; 0.63 LD) from Earth on 1 December 2140.[1] The 2140 close approach distance is known with an accuracy of roughly ± 1000 km. For comparison, the distance to the Moon is about 0.0026 AU (384,400 km).

The Jupiter Tisserand invariant, used to distinguish different kinds of orbits, is 6.228.[1]

History of close approaches of large near-Earth objects since 1908 (A)
PHA Date Approach distance in lunar distances Abs. mag
(H)
Diameter (C)
(m)
Ref (D)
Nominal(B) Minimum Maximum
(152680) 1998 KJ9 1914-12-31 0.606 0.604 0.608 19.4 279–900 data
(458732) 2011 MD5 1918-09-17 0.911 0.909 0.913 17.9 556–1795 data
(163132) 2002 CU11 1925-08-30 0.903 0.901 0.905 18.5 443–477 data
69230 Hermes 1937-10-30 1.926 1.926 1.927 17.5 700-900[5] data
69230 Hermes 1942-04-26 1.651 1.651 1.651 17.5 700-900[5] data
(27002) 1998 DV9 1975-01-31 1.762 1.761 1.762 18.1 507–1637 data
2002 NY40 2002-08-18 1.371 1.371 1.371 19.0 335–1082 data
2004 XP14 2006-07-03 1.125 1.125 1.125 19.3 292–942 data
2015 TB145 2015-10-31 1.266 1.266 1.266 20.0 620-690 data
(137108) 1999 AN10 2027-08-07 1.014 1.010 1.019 17.9 556–1793 data
(153814) 2001 WN5 2028-06-26 0.647 0.647 0.647 18.2 921–943 data
99942 Apophis 2029-04-13 0.0981 0.0963 0.1000 19.7 310–340 data
2017 MB1 2072-07-26 1.216 1.215 2.759 18.8 367–1186 data
2011 SM68 2072-10-17 1.875 1.865 1.886 19.6 254–820 data
(163132) 2002 CU11 2080-08-31 1.655 1.654 1.656 18.5 443–477 data
(416801) 1998 MZ 2116-11-26 1.068 1.068 1.069 19.2 305–986 data
(153201) 2000 WO107 2140-12-01 0.634 0.631 0.637 19.3 427–593 data
(276033) 2002 AJ129 2172-02-08 1.783 1.775 1.792 18.7 385–1242 data
(290772) 2005 VC 2198-05-05 1.951 1.791 2.134 17.6 638–2061 data
(A) This list includes near-Earth approaches of less than 2 lunar distances (LD) of objects with H brighter than 20.
(B) Nominal geocentric distance from the center of Earth to the center of the object (Earth has a radius of approximately 6,400 km).
(C) Diameter: estimated, theoretical mean-diameter based on H and albedo range between X and Y.
(D) Reference: data source from the JPL SBDB, with AU converted into LD (1 AU≈390 LD)
(E) Color codes:   unobserved at close approach   observed during close approach   upcoming approaches

Physical characteristics[edit]

In the SMASS classification, the object's spectral type is that of an X-type.[1][6] According to the space-based survey by NASA's NEOWISE mission, the asteroid measures 510 meters in diameter and its surface has an albedo of 0.129.[3]

Numbering and naming[edit]

This minor planet was numbered by the Minor Planet Center on 2 April 2007.[7] As of 2018, it has not been named.[2]


See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ v = 42.1219 1/r − 0.5/a, where r is the distance from the Sun, and a is the major semi-axis. Objects move fastest at perihelion and slowest at aphelion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 153201 (2000 WO107)" (2020-11-28 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Archived from the original on 6 November 2020. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "153201 (2000 WO107)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Mainzer, A.; Grav, T.; Bauer, J.; Masiero, J.; McMillan, R. S.; Cutri, R. M.; et al. (December 2011). "NEOWISE Observations of Near-Earth Objects: Preliminary Results". The Astrophysical Journal. 743 (2): 17. arXiv:1109.6400. Bibcode:2011ApJ...743..156M. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/743/2/156. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Goldstone Radar Observations Planning: (7753) 1988 XB, 2017 WJ16, and 2000 WO107". Asteroid Radar Research. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  5. ^ a b Marchis, F.; et al. "Multiple asteroid systems: Dimensions and thermal properties from Spitzer Space Telescope and ground-based observations". Icarus. 221 (2): 1130–1161. Bibcode:2012Icar..221.1130M. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2012.09.013. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  6. ^ Binzel, Richard P.; Rivkin, Andrew S.; Stuart, J. Scott; Harris, Alan W.; Bus, Schelte J.; Burbine, Thomas H. (20 March 2004). "Observed spectral properties of near-Earth objects: results for population distribution, source regions, and space weathering processes" (PDF). Icarus. 170 (2): 259–294. Bibcode:2004Icar..170..259B. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2004.04.004.
  7. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 24 February 2018.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2007 UW1
Large NEO Earth close approach
(inside the orbit of the Moon)

1 December 2140
Succeeded by
(85640) 1998 OX4