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(434326) 2004 JG6

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Discovery date  11 May 2004
Observation arc  4035 days (11.05 yr)
Inclination  18.946°
Mean anomaly  227.457°
Asteroid group  Apohele asteroid
Alternative names  none
Discovered  11 May 2004
Argument of perihelion  352.98°
Discoverer  Brian A. Skiff
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Discovered by  Brian A. Skiff / LONEOS
Minor planet category  Aten, Apohele Mercury-crosser Venus-crosser
Aphelion  0.97260 AU (145.499 Gm)
Similar  163693 Atira, Solar System, 2062 Aten, (33342) 1998 WT24, 2100 Ra‑Shalom

(434326) 2004 JG6 (also written 2004 JG6) is one of the closest orbiting objects to the Sun.

It is the second known Apohele asteroid (the first being 163693 Atira), which means its entire orbit lies within that of the Earth. Its orbital period is less than that of Venus, making it one of the closest known objects to the Sun, after Mercury. 2004 JG6 has an eccentric orbit that crosses the orbits of both Mercury and Venus.

It was discovered by Brian A. Skiff of the LONEOS project.

References

(434326) 2004 JG6 Wikipedia


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