6239 Minos

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6239 Minos
Discovery
Discovered by Carolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene Merle Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date 31 August 1989
Designations
MPC designation 6239
Named after
Minos
1989 QF
PHA[1]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 12039 days (32.96 yr)
Aphelion 1.6268 AU (243.37 Gm)
Perihelion 0.67620 AU (101.158 Gm)
1.1515 AU (172.26 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.41276
1.24 yr (451.32 d)
191.37°
0° 47m 51.576s / day
Inclination 3.9450°
344.618°
239.663°
Earth MOID 0.0261927 AU (3.91837 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 3.35945 AU (502.567 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 5.374
Proper orbital elements[1][2]
0.4127
4.020°
291.102 deg / yr
1.23668 yr
(451.697 d)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 474 m (1,555 ft)[2]
3.5558 h (0.14816 d)
3.556 hours[1]
0.57[2]
Surface temp. min mean max
Kelvin[3] 177 K 210 K 274 K
Celsius -96°C -63°C 1°C
Fahrenheit -140.8°F -81.4°F 33.8°F
18.5

6239 Minos (1989 QF) is an Apollo asteroid classified as a PHA discovered on August 31, 1989 by Carolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene Merle Shoemaker at Palomar. The asteroid makes frequent close approaches to Mars, Earth, and Venus.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "6239 Minos". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 6239. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "(6239) Minos". NEODyS. University of Pisa. Retrieved 27 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Planetary Habitability Calculators". Planetary Habitability Laboratory. University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo. Retrieved 27 November 2015. 

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