(7341) 1991 VK

(7349) 1991 VK
Discovery[1]
Discovered byE. Helin
K. Lawrence
Discovery sitePalomar Obs.
Discovery date1 November 1991
Designations
Apollo NEO,
PHA[1]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc7974 days (21.83 yr)
Aphelion2.7751 AU (415.15 Gm)
Perihelion0.90889 AU (135.968 Gm)
1.8420 AU (275.56 Gm)
Eccentricity0.50657
2.50 yr (913.12 d)
216.02°
0° 23m 39.3s / day
Inclination5.4193°
294.87°
173.37°
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
1.4 km[2]
4.2096 h (0.17540 d)[1]
16.7[1]

(7341) 1991 VK is a near-Earth minor planet in the Apollo group. It was discovered by Eleanor F. Helin and Kenneth J. Lawrence at the Palomar Observatory in California on 1 November 1991. It is listed as a potentially hazardous object.[1] Every 5 years (from 1946 through 2091) the asteroid makes a close approach to the Earth.[3] The most recent close approach to Earth was on Jan 25, 2017; the next close approach will be on Jan 25, 2022 at a distance of 0.064 AU (9,600,000 km; 5,900,000 mi).[3]

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References[]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 7341 (1991 VK)". JPL Small-Body Database. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 2012-06-07 last obs
  2. ^ "( 7341) 1991 VK". The Near-Earth Asteroids Data Base at E.A.R.N. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  3. ^ a b "JPL Close-Approach Data: 7341 (1991 VK)". Retrieved 13 June 2012. 2012-06-07 last obs

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