(496315) 2013 GP136

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(496315) 2013 GP136
Discovery [1][2]
Discovered by OSSOS
Discovery site Mauna Kea Obs.
Discovery date 8 February 2013
Designations
MPC designation (496315) 2013 GP136
2013 GP136
TNO[1] · SDO[3]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 3
Observation arc 4.29 yr (1,566 days)
Aphelion 268.46 AU
Perihelion 41.073 AU
154.76 AU
149.8 AU[4]
Eccentricity 0.7346
1925 yr (703,239 days)
356.44°
0° 0m 1.8s / day
Inclination 33.467°
210.71°
42.316°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 212 km[3]
6.6[1]

2013 GP136 is a trans-Neptunian object from the scattered disc in the outermost reaches of the Solar System, approximately 212 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 8 February 2013, by the Outer Solar System Origins Survey at the Mauna Kea Observatories on the island of Hawaii, United States.[2]

Orbit and classification[edit]

2013 GP136 orbits the Sun at a distance of 41.1–268.5 AU once every 1925 years and 4 months (703,239 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.73 and an inclination of 33° with respect to the ecliptic.[1]

It was mentioned in a 2016 paper by Malhotra of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, at The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ as a detached object with a perihelion greater than 40 AUs, and a 6:1 orbital period ratio with 90377 Sedna, and in a possible 9:1 mean-motion resonance with a hypothetical large Planet Nine.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 496315 (2013 GP136)" (2017-05-24 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "496315 (2013 GP136)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "List of Known Trans-Neptunian Objects". Johnston's Archive. 22 July 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Malhotra, Renu; Volk, Kathryn; Wang, Xianyu (2016). "Corralling a distant planet with extreme resonant Kuiper belt objects". The Astrophysical Journal Letters. 824 (2): L22. arXiv:1603.02196Freely accessible. Bibcode:2016ApJ...824L..22M. doi:10.3847/2041-8205/824/2/L22. 

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