(7341) 1991 VK

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(7349) 1991 VK
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Eleanor F. Helin,
Kenneth J. Lawrence
Palomar Observatory
Discovery date 1 November 1991
Designations
Apollo NEO,
PHA[1]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 7974 days (21.83 yr)
Aphelion 2.7751 AU (415.15 Gm) (Q)
Perihelion 0.90889 AU (135.968 Gm) (q)
1.8420 AU (275.56 Gm) (a)
Eccentricity 0.50657 (e)
2.50 yr (913.12 d)
216.02° (M)
0° 23m 39.3s / day (n)
Inclination 5.4193° (i)
294.87° (Ω)
173.37° (ω)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 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 San Diego County, California, on November 1, 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[edit]

  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. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  3. ^ a b "JPL Close-Approach Data: 7341 (1991 VK)". Retrieved 2012-06-13. 2012-06-07 last obs 

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