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(251732) 1998 HG49

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Discovery date  27 April 1998
Minor planet category  Amor
Discovered  27 April 1998
Discoverer  Spacewatch
MPC designation  1998 HG49
Observation arc  6175 days (16.91 yr)
Asteroid group  Amor asteroid
Discovered by  Spacewatch from Kitt Peak
Aphelion  1.33569371 AU (199.816935 Gm) (Q)
Discovery site  Kitt Peak National Observatory

(251732) 1998 HG49, also written as (251732) 1998 HG49, 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 to Earth is more than 0.14 AU.


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