2956 Yeomans

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Yeomans
Discovery
Discovered by E. Bowell
Discovery site Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory
Discovery date 28 April 1982
Designations
MPC designation 2956
1982 HN1
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 41.23 yr (15061 days)
Aphelion 3.0153119 AU (451.08424 Gm)
Perihelion 2.5161771 AU (376.41474 Gm)
2.765744 AU (413.7494 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.0902352
4.60 yr (1680.0 d)
101.51508°
0° 12m 51.416s / day
Inclination 2.868566°
112.22107°
124.22692°
Earth MOID 1.50479 AU (225.113 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.97699 AU (295.753 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.332
Physical characteristics
3.4 h (0.14 d)
12.2

2956 Yeomans (1982 HN1) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on April 28, 1982 by Edward L. G. Bowell at the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory. It is named after Donald Keith Yeomans, an American astronomer.

In popular culture[edit]

  • In the 1995 Sliders first-season episode "Last Days", asteroid 2956 Yeomans (misspelled Yeoman in the episode) was the asteroid responsible for almost destroying the Earth by impact.

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