21509 Lucascavin

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21509 Lucascavin
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research team
Discovery site Socorro, New Mexico
Discovery date 22 May 1998
Designations
MPC designation 21509
1998 KL35
main belt [2]
Orbital characteristics[3][2]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 11879 days (32.52 yr)
Aphelion 2.53701 AU (379.531 Gm)
Perihelion 2.02498 AU (302.933 Gm)
2.28100 AU (341.233 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.112238
3.45 yr (1258.3 d)
207.108°
0° 17m 9.96s / day
Inclination 5.98178°
70.1774°
4.14223°
Earth MOID 1.03919 AU (155.461 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.69293 AU (402.857 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.590
Physical characteristics
15.0,[4] 14.8[2]

21509 Lucascavin (1998 KL35) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on May 22, 1998 by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research team at Socorro, New Mexico.[1] This asteroid is believed to result from the collisional destruction of a larger parent body approximately 300,000 to 800,000 years ago.[5] The asteroid was named for Lucas James Cavin who won second place in the 2005 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his engineering project.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (20001)-(25000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 29 October 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c "21509 Lucascavin (1998 KL35)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "(21509) Lucascavin". AstDyS. University of Pisa. Retrieved December 11, 2008. 
  4. ^ Tholen (2007). "Asteroid Absolute Magnitudes". EAR-A-5-DDR-ASTERMAG-V11.0. Planetary Data System. Archived from the original on June 17, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2008. [dead link]
  5. ^ Nesvorný, D. & Vokrouhlický, D. (2006). "New Candidates for Recent Asteroid Breakups". The Astronomical Journal. 132 (5): 1950–1958. Bibcode:2006AJ....132.1950N. doi:10.1086/507989. 
  6. ^ "2005 Award Honorees". Lincoln Laboratory. Archived from the original on 21 November 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2008. 

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