(52760) 1998 ML14

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(52760) 1998 ML14 (also written (52760) 1998 ML14) is an as unnamed, near-Earth, Mars-crossing, potentially hazardous asteroid. It was discovered by LINEAR in 1998. It is approximately 1.5 km in diameter.

Shortly after its discovery, 1998 ML14 was imaged by radar at Goldstone and Arecibo.[1] The study showed that the asteroid has a rotation period of 15 hours, and a shape that is roughly spherical, with some steep protrusions and large craters.

On August 24, 2013 it passed at a distance of 21.9 Lunar distances.[2] It was hoped to be observed by Goldstone radar.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NEA CIRCULAR POLARIZATION RATIO RANKING". Asteroid Radar Research. 11 April 2006. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  2. ^ (52760) 1998 ML14 JPL close approach table
  3. ^ Goldstone radar

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