(52760) 1998 ML14

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(52760) 1998 ML14
Discovery
Discovered by LINEAR
Discovery site Socorro
Discovery date 24 June 1998
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Observation arc 56765 days (15.54 yr)
Aphelion 3.91099 AU (585.076 Gm)
Perihelion 0.90767 AU (135.785 Gm)
2.40933 AU (360.431 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.62327
3.74 yr (233.0 d)
276.13°
0.26355°/day
Inclination 2.4278°
338.75°
20.275°
Earth MOID 0.016704 AU (2.4989 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.54413 AU (230.999 Gm)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 1.0±0.05 km
14.28 h
16.3

(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.[1] It is approximately 1.5 km in diameter.

Shortly after its discovery, 1998 ML14 was imaged by radar at Goldstone and Arecibo.[2] 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.[3] It was hoped to be observed by Goldstone radar.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 52760 (1998 ML14)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "NEA CIRCULAR POLARIZATION RATIO RANKING". Asteroid Radar Research. 11 April 2006. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  3. ^ (52760) 1998 ML14 JPL close approach table
  4. ^ Goldstone radar

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