4450 Pan

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4450 Pan is an asteroid that was discovered on September 25, 1987 by Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker. It is named after the Greek god of nature and wild animals. It is a Venus, Mars, and Earth crosser. Pan approaches nearer than 10 Gm to those three planets, and within 20 Gm of Mercury.

It is a contact binary asteroid.[1]


  1. ^ Dr. Lance A. M. Benner (2013-11-18). "Binary and Ternary near-Earth Asteroids detected by radar". NASA/JPL Asteroid Radar Research. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 

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