|Discovery date 12 December 1996|
Minor planet category Amor
Discovered 12 December 1996
Asteroid group Amor asteroid
|MPC designation 1996 XB27|
Observation arc 6437 days (17.62 yr)
Absolute magnitude 21.7
|Discovered by Spacewatch from Kitt Peak|
Aphelion 1.25784774 AU (188.171344 Gm) (Q)
Discovery site Kitt Peak National Observatory
(225312) 1996 XB27, also written as (225312) 1996 XB27, is an asteroid on a low-eccentricity and low-inclination orbit between the orbits of Earth and Mars. This is within a region of stability where bodies may survive for the age of the Solar System, and hence it may have formed near its current orbit.
It is classified as an Amor asteroid because its perihelion is less than 1.3 AU and does not cross Earth's orbit.
Between 1900 and 2200 its closest approach with Earth is more than 0.11 AU.