(8014) 1990 MF

(8014) 1990 MF
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Orbital diagram of 1990 MF
Discovery
Discovered byE. Helin
Discovery sitePalomar Obs.
Discovery date26 June 1990
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc9080 days (24.86 yr)
Aphelion2.5433 AU (380.47 Gm)
Perihelion0.94958 AU (142.055 Gm)
1.7464 AU (261.26 Gm)
Eccentricity0.45627
2.31 yr (842.99 d)
5.3502°
0° 25m 37.38s / day
Inclination1.8662°
210.26°
114.40°
Earth MOID0.0168027 AU (2.51365 Gm)
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
700 m (2,300 ft)
18.7

(8014) 1990 MF is a sub-kilometer near-Earth object and potentially hazardous asteroid in the Apollo group. It was discovered by American astronomer Eleanor Helin at the Palomar Observatory in California on 26 June 1990. The asteroid measures approximately 0.7 kilometers (0.4 miles) in diameter.[2] On 23 July 2020, it came within 0.055 AU of the Earth—about 21 times the Moon's distance.[3]

References[]

  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 8014 (1990 MF)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  2. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser - 8014 (1990 MF)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  3. ^ Nieuwenhuizen, Bas (22 June 2011), Asteroid 8014 (1990 MF) Earth Flyby at 0.055au, Zapaday, ISBN 0745649742, archived from the original on 12 April 2013, retrieved 16 February 2013.

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