|Discovery date 22 May 1998|
Minor planet category Amor
Discovered 22 May 1998
Asteroid group Amor asteroid
|MPC designation 1998 KG3|
Observation arc 5473 days (14.98 yr)
Absolute magnitude 22.1
|Discovered by Spacewatch from Kitt Peak|
Aphelion 1.29874461 AU (194.289428 Gm) (Q)
Discovery site Kitt Peak National Observatory
(350462) 1998 KG3, also written as (350462) 1998 KG3, 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 0.12 AU.