(65407) 2002 RP120

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(65407) 2002 RP120
Discovery
Discovered by Brian A. Skiff
(LONEOS)
Discovery date 4 September 2002
Designations
none
Damocloid,
Scattered disk object
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 2
Observation arc 1225 days (3.35 yr)
Aphelion 107.08 AU (16.019 Tm)
Perihelion 2.4759 AU (370.39 Gm)
54.780 AU (8.1950 Tm)
Eccentricity 0.95480
405.45 yr (148092 d)
3.98 km/s
11.779°
0° 0m 8.751s / day
Inclination 119.00°
39.238°
357.99°
Earth MOID 1.48322 AU (221.887 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.50008 AU (374.007 Gm)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 14.6 km[1]
Mean radius
7.3 ± 1.4 km
Mass 3.1×1015 kg
200 h (8.3 d)[1]
0.098 ± 0.036[1]
Temperature ~ 37 K
12.3[1]

(65407) 2002 RP120 (also written (65407) 2002 RP120) is a damocloid, which means it is also a member of a small group of retrograde minor planets. Aside from being a damocloid, it is also a scattered-disc object – a trans-Neptunian object with a very eccentric orbit, probably ejected from the ecliptic by Neptune.

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