2013 MZ5

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2013 MZ5
Discovery
Discovered by Pan-STARRS
Discovery site Maui, Hawaii
Discovery date June 18, 2013
Designations
Amor (NEO)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 1
Observation arc 940 days (2.57 yr)
Aphelion 1.82690 AU (273.300 Gm)
Perihelion 1.27814 AU (191.207 Gm)
1.55252 AU (232.254 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.176734
1.93 yr (706.57 d)
48.4231°
0° 30m 34.218s /day
Inclination 29.1451°
93.5300°
274.123°
Earth MOID 0.460734 AU (68.9248 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 3.64485 AU (545.262 Gm)
Physical characteristics
20.1

2013 MZ5 is an asteroid discovered in 2013 with the Pan-STARRS telescope. It is classified as a Near-Earth Object and happens to be the 10,000th one ever discovered.[2]

This asteroid is approximately 1,000 feet (300 meters) across. Its orbit is well understood and will not approach close enough to Earth to be considered potentially hazardous.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: (2013 MZ5)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Ten Thousandth Near-Earth Object Unearthed in Space jpl.nasa.gov

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