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(214869) 2007 PA8

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Orbital period  1,731 days
Asteroid group  Apollo asteroid
Discovered  9 August 2007
(214869) 2007 PA8

Discoverer  Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research
Similar  (33342) 1998 WT24, 4183 Cuno, (153814) 2001 WN5, (53319) 1999 JM8, 4179 Toutatis

(214869) 2007 PA8 is an Apollo near-Earth asteroid roughly 1.6 km in diameter that came within 6.5 million km (4 million miles, 17 lunar distances) of Earth on November 5, 2012. It was discovered on August 9, 2007 by LINEAR. It was studied by the 70 m (230 ft) Goldstone Deep Space Network antenna as it came near Earth, which resulted in radar images and other data about the asteroid, such as its rotation rate. It has an Apollo type orbit and is classified as a potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA).

(214869) 2007 PA8 may be a dormant comet related to the November γ Pegasids meteor shower.


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