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(163364) 2002 OD20

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Discovery date  21 July 2002
Minor planet category  Apollo NEO, PHA
Discovered  21 July 2002
Discovery site  Palomar Observatory
MPC designation  (163364) 2002 OD20
Observation arc  5068 days (13.88 yr)
Absolute magnitude  18.8
Asteroid group  Apollo asteroid
(163364) 2002 OD20
Discovered by  Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) (644)
Aphelion  1.8697 AU (279.70 Gm) (Q)
Discoverer  Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking
Similar  2013 YP139, 2012 YQ1, Nova Centauri 2013, (285263) 1998 QE2, 2013 TV135

(163364) 2002 OD20 is an Apollo near-Earth object that is classified as a potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA). It was scheduled to be observed by Goldstone radar in May 2013. It has a well determined orbit and will make a close approach to Earth on 23 May 2013, at a distance of 0.0387 AU (5,790,000 km; 3,600,000 mi). It is due to make another close pass on 23 May 2131, coming as close as 0.0248 AU. It was discoverded on 21 July 2002 by Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT). With an absolute magnitude (H) of 18.8, the diameter is estimated to be 460–1030 meters.


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