2007 EB26

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2007 EB26
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Mt. Lemmon Survey (G96)
1.5-m reflector
Discovery date 2007-03-10
Designations
Apohele asteroid,[2]
Mercury crosser,
Venus crosser
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 11 March 2007 (JD 2454170.5)
Uncertainty parameter 9
Aphelion 0.97948 AU (146.528 Gm)
Perihelion 0.11573 AU (17.313 Gm)
0.54760 AU (81.920 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.78867
0.41 yr (148.0 d)
237.91°
2.4322°/day
Inclination 8.4867°
63.220°
236.71°
Earth MOID 0.113242 AU (16.9408 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 4.25709 AU (636.852 Gm)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~700 meters[3]
19.6

2007 EB26 is one of the closest orbiting objects to the Sun. It has the second-smallest semi-major axis (0.55 AU) of any known object orbiting the Sun, after Mercury. It is classified as an Apohele asteroid and does not cross Earth's orbit. It approaches within 0.116 AU (17,400,000 km; 10,800,000 mi) of the Sun approximately every 148 days, before leaving for a distance of 0.979 AU. Only thirteen known asteroids have perihelia smaller than 2007 EB26.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "MPEC 2007-E56 : 2007 EB26". IAU Minor Planet Center. 2007-03-12. Retrieved 2013-05-17.  (K07E26B)
  2. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: (2007 EB26)" (last observation: 2007-03-15; arc: 5 days; uncertainty: 9). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  3. ^ NEODyS
  4. ^ List of asteroids with q<0.3075 AU generated by the JPL Small-Body Database Search Engine Retrieved 2013-05-18

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