(15430) 1998 UR31

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(15430) 1998 UR31
Discovery[1]
Discovered by SCAP
Discovery site Beijing Xinglong Obs.
Discovery date 22 October 1998
Designations
MPC designation (15430) 1998 UR31
1998 UR31; 1980 EK1
2000 AB153
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 22044 days (60.35 yr)
Aphelion 2.6001 AU (388.97 Gm)
Perihelion 1.8433 AU (275.75 Gm)
2.2217 AU (332.36 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.17032
3.31 yr (1209.6 d)
245.22°
0° 17m 51.468s / day
Inclination 8.1801°
62.806°
177.42°
Earth MOID 0.829914 AU (124.1534 Gm)
Physical characteristics
2.52735 h (0.105306 d)
14.2

(15430) 1998 UR31 is a main-belt binary asteroid. It was discovered through the Beijing Schmidt CCD Asteroid Program at the Xinglong Station in the Chinese province of Hebei on October 22, 1998.[1] A moon was discovered orbiting the asteroid in 2010, the moon has an orbital period of almost exactly a day, and is tidally locked with the asteroid.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 15430 (1998 UR31)" (2015-01-28 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Johnston, Robert. "(15430) 1998 UR31". johnstonsarchive.net. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 

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