116P/Wild

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116P/Wild
Discovery
Discovered by Paul Wild
Discovery date January 21, 1990
Alternative
designations
1990 X; 1994 V1
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch March 6, 2006
Aphelion 4.784 AU
Perihelion 2.172 AU
Semi-major axis 3.478 AU
Eccentricity 0.3755
Orbital period 6.486 a
Inclination 3.6154°
Last perihelion January 11, 2016
July 18, 2009
Next perihelion 2022-Jul-16[1]

116P/Wild, also known as Wild 4, is a periodic comet in the Solar System. It fits the definition of an Encke-type comet with (TJupiter > 3; a < aJupiter).

On 4 November 2042 the comet will pass about 0.029 AU (4,300,000 km; 2,700,000 mi) from Ceres.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "116P/Wild Orbit". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2017-04-07. 
  2. ^ "JPL Close-Approach Data: 116P/Wild 4" (2010-07-18 last obs). Retrieved 2012-02-24. 

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