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(277475) 2005 WK4

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Orbital period  373 days
Asteroid group  Apollo asteroid
Discovered  27 November 2005
(277475) 2005 WK4
Similar  2013 YP139, 2012 YQ1, Nova Centauri 2013, (285263) 1998 QE2, 2013 TV135

(277475) 2005 WK4 is a near-Earth asteroid that passed within 8.2 Lunar distances on August 8, 2013. It was radar-imaged by the Deep Space Network dish at Goldstone, USA. The asteroid is between 660 and 980 feet (200 and 300 meters) in diameter, and rotated 2.5 times in 6.5 hours. It had been observed by the Arecibo radar in July 2012 (this was not a close approach though), and is also classified as a Potentially Hazardous Object (PHA). The asteroid was discovered November 27, 2005 by the Siding Spring Survey.

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