6063 Jason

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Jason
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Carolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene Merle Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date 27 May 1984
Designations
MPC designation 6063
Named after
Jason
1984 KB
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 20042 days (54.87 yr)
Aphelion 3.9085 AU (584.70 Gm)
Perihelion 0.51677 AU (77.308 Gm)
2.2126 AU (331.00 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.76645
3.29 yr (1202.2 d)
223.847°
0° 17m 58.056s / day
Inclination 4.9212°
169.443°
337.103°
Earth MOID 0.0744625 AU (11.13943 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.14371 AU (171.097 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.186
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 1.4 km[1]
Mean radius
0.7 km
51.7 h (2.15 d)
0.21[1]
15.9[1]

6063 Jason (1984 KB) is an Apollo asteroid discovered on May 27, 1984 by Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker at Palomar. Its highly eccentric orbit crosses the orbits of Mars, Earth, and Venus. From 1800 to 2200 it approached a planet within 30 Gm 69 times: Mercury 11, Venus 27, Earth 18, and Mars 13 times.

It may be associated with the Taurid Complex.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 6063 Jason (1984 KB)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Babadzhanov, P. B. (2001). "Search for meteor showers associated with Near-Earth Asteroids". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 373 (1): 329–335. Bibcode:2001A&A...373..329B. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20010583. 

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