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(52760) 1998 ML14

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Discovered by  LINEAR
Observation arc  56765 days (15.54 yr)
Inclination  2.4278°
Asteroid group  Apollo asteroid
Discovery date  24 June 1998
Discovered  24 June 1998
Orbits  Sun
(52760) 1998 ML14
Aphelion  3.91099 AU (585.076 Gm)
Perihelion  0.90767 AU (135.785 Gm)
Semi-major axis  2.40933 AU (360.431 Gm)
Discovery site  Socorro County, New Mexico
Discoverer  Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research
Similar  2013 YP139, (53319) 1999 JM8, Solar System, Sun, 4183 Cuno

(52760) 1998 ML14 (also written (52760) 1998 ML14) is an as unnamed, near-Earth, Mars-crossing, potentially hazardous asteroid. It was discovered by LINEAR in 1998. It is approximately 1.5 km in diameter.

Shortly after its discovery, 1998 ML14 was imaged by radar at Goldstone and Arecibo. The study showed that the asteroid has a rotation period of 15 hours, and a shape that is roughly spherical, with some steep protrusions and large craters.

On August 24, 2013 it passed at a distance of 21.9 Lunar distances. It was hoped to be observed by Goldstone radar.

References

(52760) 1998 ML14 Wikipedia


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