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(350462) 1998 KG3

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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
Discoverer  Spacewatch
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.

References

(350462) 1998 KG3 Wikipedia


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